Irina Balachuk — Thursday 18 August 2022, 11:46
The Strategic Communications Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (Stratcom of the Ukrainian Armed Forces) reports that Russia is concentrating a large number of transport and launch containers carrying anti-aircraft guided missiles for the S-300 air defense system near its borders. Ukraine and its occupied territories. Now echelons with missiles from Ulan-Ude are heading to the border.
sauce: Ukrainian Army Stratcom telegram
Quote from Ukrainian Army StratCom: “In early August, an ammunition-loaded train consisting of 28 wagons with missiles for the S-300 air defense system left Ulan-Ude in a quantity equivalent to 32 SAMs (anti-aircraft guided missiles – ed.) The train will arrive at the Ukrainian border, approximately on August 20.”
detail: By mid-August, more than 120 containers of missiles for the S-300 air defense system were reportedly seized from a complex warehouse for missiles, ammunition and explosives in the Russian town of Kotovo. increase.
It is also known that about 440 transport and launch containers for the S-300 air defense system were stored in the Zhangkoy district.
Ukrainian military StratCom said it remains difficult to determine if these transport and launch containers were completely destroyed, partially destroyed or not damaged at all after the incident in Dzhankoy. said.
Russia is also reported to have stockpiled missiles for the S-300 in Dzhavlovka (Belarus), 22 km from the Ukrainian border. Currently, the total number of transport and launch containers exceeds 60 units.
“The threat of a massive attack on Ukrainian territory by at least S-300 missiles is clear. Considering the arrival of a large number of trains by August 20, it is also clear that they are preparing intensively. August 24th [which is Ukraine’s Independence Day]’ concludes the Ukrainian military’s StratCom.
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