Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Russia deploys S-300 systems to St Petersburg following recent drone attacks

Russia has recently deployed an S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile defense system near St. Petersburg. This move comes in the wake of a drone attack on a major gas export terminal near the city.

Footage captured by a local resident shows the anti-aircraft missile systems being transported and set up in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. One S-300 system temporarily blocked a road while maneuvering into position.

The decision to deploy S-300 systems reflects Russia’s growing concern regarding the potential for future drone attacks on vital infrastructure.

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The recent drone attack on the gas export terminal near St. Petersburg highlights the vulnerability of critical infrastructure. Despite causing a significant fire at the Ust-Luga terminal, Russian officials have reported no injuries.

Ukrainian sources claim that the operation was coordinated by the SBU security service as a “special operation.” Drones involved in the attack covered a distance of 1,250 km (775 miles).

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