January 28, 2023

Russia has deployed its deadly anti-aircraft systems around Moscow in a sign that Vladimir Putin is taking precautions against possible attacks from Ukraine.

Putin has now deployed Russia’s fearsome S-400 defense missiles at two locations in the capital amid fears that Kyiv could launch attacks on the city.

The S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles. It can also be used against ground targets.

Their deployment to Moscow comes after two suspected Ukrainian drone strikes struck two airbases deep in Russia in December, damaging two nuclear-capable bombers thought to be preparing for an attack on Ukraine.

Russia is openly deploying its deadly anti-aircraft systems around Moscow in a sign that Vladimir Putin is taking precautions against possible attacks from Ukraine in retaliation for deadly attacks.

The S-400 'Triumf' Air Defense System Is Designed To Destroy Aircraft, Ballistic And Cruise Missiles, Including Medium-Range Missiles.  It Can Also Be Used Against Ground Targets.

The S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles. It can also be used against ground targets.

Putin Has Now Deployed Russia'S Fearsome S-400 Defense Missiles To The Capital Amid Fears That Ukraine Could Launch Attacks On The City.

Putin has now deployed Russia’s fearsome S-400 defense missiles to the capital amid fears that Ukraine could launch attacks on the city.

THE RUSSIAN S-400 ANTI-AIR MISSILE: ITS VITAL STATS

Cost: $400 million per launcher group (eight launchers, 112 missiles, and one commando unit)

Missile range: 248 miles

Missile speed: 11,000 mph

Simultaneous tracking: 80 targets

An S-400 air defense system, which has a range of 248 miles, has been deployed in fields belonging to the Russian State Agricultural University in northwest Moscow.

Another has been deployed in the Losiny Ostrov National Park, near the Sokolniki district in the northeast of the city.

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The S-400 is capable of shooting down up to 80 targets simultaneously and is said to be able to travel at speeds of over 10,000 mph.

Residents say the deployments are new to Moscow and highlight Putin’s fears of a coup in his biggest city.

It comes after two suspected Ukrainian drone strikes hit two airbases in Saratov and Ryazan in December.

The Engels-2 airbase near the city of Saratov was hit by an explosion in December in an attack that damaged two Tu-95 bombers, which have been used to carry out air strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure.

The base is about 450 miles from the nearest point in the Ukraine.

Another explosion struck the Russian military base Dyagilevo near the city of Ryazan, some 470 miles from the Ukrainian border, killing three people after a fuel truck detonated.

Putin Has Now Deployed Russia'S Fearsome S-400 Defense Missiles To The Capital Amid Fears That Ukraine Could Launch Attacks On The City.

Putin has now deployed Russia’s fearsome S-400 defense missiles to the capital amid fears that Ukraine could launch attacks on the city.

Despite multiple Russian attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Moscow has yet to come under attack.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that Russia and Ukraine had exchanged fire on the Eastern Front, where neither has made much progress in recent months.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian forces attacked the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, where about 30 settlements were shelled, including the towns of Soledar and Bakhmut, as well as the town of Klishchiivka, according to the military report.

Ukrainian forces repelled attacks in Bakhmut and the village of Klishchiivka just to the south in Donetsk, it added.

Russia claims to have captured the small mining town of Soledar near Bakhmut, a focal point of recent fighting, but Kyiv says its forces are still fighting there.

The situation is complicated. Fighting continues in the streets of Soledar and Ukrainian forces are fighting hard. Part of the city is occupied,’ Petro Kuzyk, commander of the ‘Freedom’ battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine, was quoted as saying by the Espreso TV news website.

Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov said in a YouTube video that eyewitnesses had seen Russian soldiers at the train station in the town of Sil, just north of Soledar.

The number of Wagner-hired fighters, who played a major role in the recent advances in the Donbas, is much smaller, and Russian soldiers and conscripts are now leading the attacks, he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit St. Petersburg on Wednesday, the 80th anniversary of the day Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor into the city, then known as Leningrad, and break the Nazi blockade that had lasted since September 1941.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a national news agency that rumors that Putin would announce changes to the war effort, such as a general mobilization, were not true.