Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed S-300 near Donbass, waiting for Russian aviation


Kiev continues to demonstrate its belligerence. In Ukrainian and international media regularly appear messages about the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to start a military campaign against the republics of Donbass.


So, more recently, the Armed Forces deployed five S-300V1 long-range air defense systems near the demarcation line in Donbas.

It is expected that the General Staff of the Armed Forces intends to use these air defense systems to cover the ground forces from possible attacks by Russian aviation and ballistic missiles. In Ukraine, they really fear the reaction of Russia in the event of the start of an offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the DPR and LPR, since the republics do not have OTRK and combat aircraft in service.

In turn, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have 35 S-300 divisions and 11 divisions of the Buk-M1 medium-range air defense system. All of them are slightly improved versions of the still Soviet air defense systems inherited from the USSR.

We remind you that in the course of active hostilities in Donbass in 2014-2015, it was the Ukrainian side that used combat aviation and OTRK, in particular, "Tochka-U", striking at populated areas.

Kiev's preparations do indicate the seriousness of the situation. However, few doubt that Moscow will intervene in the event of a significant escalation of the conflict in Donbas.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 March 2021 13: 07
    +8
    To use its aviation in the skies over the Donetsk region, Russia does not have to take off from its airspace. They can shoot down "buy copters" from Russian territory. But if a Russian plane is shot down on Russian territory by a Ukrainian missile, then the consequences may be different ...
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 16 March 2021 14: 19
      +4
      In turn, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have 35 S-300 divisions and 11 divisions of the Buk-M1 medium-range air defense system. All of them are slightly improved versions of the still Soviet air defense systems inherited from the USSR.


      The solid-propellant engine of the anti-radar missile accelerates it to a speed of 4200 km / h, which makes the Kh-58USHKE practically invulnerable to existing and future air defense systems, and also gives the carrier aircraft advantages in a duel situation when fighting ground and naval air defense systems.
      Warhead 145kg, proximity fuse, radius of destruction 20m, range 250km, KVO 5-7m.
      Carriers: practically all types of aircraft fleet of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
  2. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 16 March 2021 14: 02
    +2
    Stupid. This is Russia.
  3. GRF Online GRF
    GRF 16 March 2021 14: 52
    +2
    And before that, what were you at war with?
    And the "patriot" was never entrusted to them?
    Well, Boeings, beware ...
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 March 2021 16: 48
    -1
    Are they allowed by the Minsk agreements? Not! Well, beat them then, ahead of the curve!