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Russia claims destruction of 18 Vampire SAM missiles over Belgorod region

27 March, 2024 Wednesday
10:30

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced the purported destruction of 18 Vampire anti-aircraft missiles over the Belgorod region, with the governor discussing the alleged incident's aftermath

The Russian Ministry of Defense reports.

"In an overnight operation, the Kyiv regime's attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on Russian territory using the RM-70 'Vampire' multiple rocket launcher system was thwarted," the statement reads.

Reportedly, the Russian air defense system intercepted and destroyed 18 missiles over the Belgorod region.

This information was initially stated by Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region in Russia.

Gladkov stated that the anti-aircraft system appeared to have engaged over Belgorod and the surrounding area, downing 18 airborne targets approaching the city. Additionally, there appears to be one individual injured with shrapnel wounds to the lower back.

Gladkov further reported that in the Belgorod region, Russian air defense seemingly repelled an aerial assault in the village of Dubovoye, resulting in two apartments within a residential building sustaining window damage, nine private houses sustaining various damages, and six cars being damaged.

"In the village of Tavrovo, two private residences and two cars had their roofs damaged. In Nikolskoye village, the roof of one private residence was breached. All emergency services are actively responding on the ground, and territorial patrols will continue throughout daylight hours," added the governor of the Belgorod region in Russia.

  • On March 24, reports emerged from Russia claiming an alleged attack, including a drone strike, on villages in the Belgorod region, with purportedly two casualties.
     
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