The Russian Defense Ministry has published footage of the combat work of the crews of the S-300V anti-aircraft missile system during a special operation to protect the population of Donbass. This was reported on May 25 in the press service of the department.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the S-300V anti-aircraft missile units are on combat duty to cover the Russian group of troops and settlements from air attack weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“The S-300V air defense system is designed for air defense of military groups against attacks by cruise missiles, aeroballistic and ballistic missiles, as well as tactical and strategic aircraft, combat helicopters in difficult air and jamming conditions,” the ministry said.
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Judging by the footage, air defense units of the Central Military District (TsVO) took up combat duty. With the help of the S-300V air defense radar, they control the air situation within a radius of several hundred kilometers.
As follows from the video sequence, in the process of combat duty, the Central Military District discovered aerial targets identified as Bayraktar TB2 strike unmanned aerial vehicles.
As a result of competent actions, the strike drones in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine were taken for escort and destroyed.
Earlier, on May 23, Izvestia correspondent Yaroslav Bogat observed the work of air defense units (Air Defense) during a special military operation to protect Donbass. It allows in real time to detect, capture, track air targets of all types and all classes, from unmanned aerial vehicles to ballistic missiles.
On the eve of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said that over the past day, Russian air defense systems shot down 11 Ukrainian drones in the air in the settlements of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Kherson and Kharkov regions. Two Ukrainian missiles of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system were also intercepted.
On May 20, the Russian Defense Ministry also demonstrated footage of the Mi-28 multipurpose attack helicopters and Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopters. After firing six unguided rockets at the enemy coordinates indicated by intelligence, the Mi-28 crews return to reload. As a result of regular combat missions, strongholds of command and armored vehicles of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed. Crews work in shifts around the clock.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people, the Kremlin said.