Russia said on Monday that it destroyed a Soviet-designed S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system that was given to Ukraine by a European state. The Russian Defense Ministry said four S-300 launchers were destroyed in a strike that targeted a hangar outside the Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
Russia didn’t specify which European country provided the S-300 that was targeted. On Friday, Slovakia said it transferred an S-300 system to Ukraine, but Slovak officials deny that the one they supplied has been hit. In a statement, Slovakia’s prime minister’s office called the Russian claim “disinformation.”
Russia has previously said that it would target weapons in Ukraine provided by the US and its NATO allies. In comments to Newsweek, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned that the Western effort to pour weapons into Ukraine could lead to direct conflict between the US and Russia.
“Western states are directly involved in the current events as they continue to pump Ukraine with weapons and ammunition, thereby inciting further bloodshed,” Antonov said. “We warn that such actions are dangerous and provocative as they are directed against our state. They can lead the US and the Russian Federation onto the path of direct military confrontation.”
The Biden administration facilitated Slovakia’s transfer of the S-300 system to Ukraine. In return, the US is deploying a Patriot missile system to Slovakia along with troops to operate it.
6 thoughts on “Russia Says It Destroyed S-300 System Given to Ukraine by European Country”
Someone is fibbing…
The Russian are right and they also killed 200 fighters from the outside.
More to come…!
Russian tanks are no match for hundreds of Ukrainian ground troops carrying man portable anti-tank weapons. Hundreds of millions of dollars in Javelin anti-tank and anti-aircraft MANPADs have been exported to Ukraine.
However, the Russian’s do have vastly superior missiles with very accurate targeting capability.
If it’s foreign fighters at a base or weapons at a location Mr. Kinzhal will come.
Anyone who thinks any of this stuff will affect the outcome of the conflict is delusional.
Meanwhile satellite images and videos surface of an eight mile long convoy of Russian tanks heading south. Supposedly hundreds of tanks. Since Russia has 2,800 tanks and another 10,000 in storage I believe it.
“.. deployed Patriot missile along with troups to operate it.”
This is the reason Turkey and India bought Russian S-400. And why Saudi Arabia — all Patriots
were packed up snd returned to US, aling with the respective crews.
Not letting “partners” and “allies”, have access to technology. Keep them all ignorant. In the meantime Russia has developed a coproduction model with India more then three decades ago. And used thevmodel with others. China, Turkey, Egypt.
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