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Due to significant S-400 losses, Russia needs to move air defense from borders to front – UK intelligence

9 November, 2023 Thursday
15:05

Following reports of multiple S-400 missile systems being lost, Russia is likely to shift air defense equipment from distant locations to the front

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This information comes from the Ministry of Defenсe in Great Britain.

The primary Russian long-range air defense systems, such as the S-400, can target objects up to 400 km away. These are usually situated in crucial spots and along Russia's borders. This move is expected to weaken Russian air defense on its outskirts.

"The reallocation of strategic air defense assets would further demonstrate how the Ukraine conflict continues to overextend Russia's military and strains its ability to retain baseline defenses across its vast area," mentioned the intelligence agency.

  • Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian occupiers have lost 577 air defense systems.
  • Ukrainian Journalist Oleksandr Kovalenko writes that Ukraine's recent military actions have struck a severe blow to Russia's air defense systems. Losses include both long and short-range systems, and their absence might affect the military balance
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