Ukraine was unable to save the S-300 systems delivered from abroad


Over the past two weeks, domestic and foreign media have reported on the supply of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to the Ukrainian armed forces, in particular from Slovakia, in exchange for those knocked out by Russian strikes on military infrastructure facilities.


According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Armed Forces knocked out 90% of Ukraine's air defense systems thanks to precise strikes by ground-based and air-based cruise missiles. Under the conditions of the total dominance of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the air, the Ukrainian authorities demanded the supply of air defense systems from NATO countries. The choice, as expected, fell on the Soviet-made S-300s, which were already familiar to the Ukrainian military. Such complexes were in service with Croatia and Slovakia.

The other day S-300 from Slovakia arrived on the territory of Ukraine. There was no reliable information about the places of their deployment, however, apparently, they did not get to them. According to statements by the official representative of the defense department, Major General Igor Konashenkov, on April 10.04.2022, 4, Caliber cruise missiles in the city of Dnepropetrovsk (now the city of Dnipro in Ukrainian toponymy) destroyed 300 launchers of the S-25 complex, as well as about XNUMX military personnel of the Armed Forces . Whether these servicemen were operators and technicians of the complexes, there is no information.

Recall that the S-300 was considered the best air defense system of its time due to its long range, including for high-flying targets. The complexes can shoot down both aircraft and enemy missiles, including those flying at a speed of about 2800 m/s. Such indicators are unattainable by the closest foreign analogue - the Patriot air defense system manufactured by the American company Raytheon. It was these systems that formed the basis of the long-range frontier of the air and missile defense of Ukraine. In the first 2 weeks of the operation, about 130 Ukrainian S-300s were destroyed.
  • Photos used: mod.gov.sk
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  1. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
    Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) April 11 2022 12: 22
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    For America and for Zelensky, this is just another reason to cut the military budget. Instead, useless "Patriots" will be installed, whose range is many times less than that of missiles of Russian aircraft. At the same time, something will drop into personal accounts :))
  2. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) April 11 2022 13: 23
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    It's not even about the technology itself, its serviceability or suitability. This is all to ensure that Russians and Ukrainians kill each other for as long as possible. They are boiling water from this ss-Xia. It was their cherished dream, and they realized it.
    1. RomanZ Offline RomanZ
      RomanZ (RomanZ) April 11 2022 22: 34
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      Yes, plus weaken the Russian Federation. It is necessary to eliminate the non-negotiable Zelensky.
  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) April 11 2022 22: 34
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    Quote: Mikhail Novikov
    For America and for Zelensky, this is just another reason to cut the military budget. Instead, useless "Patriots" will be installed, whose range is many times less than that of missiles of Russian aircraft. At the same time, something will drop into personal accounts :))

    Don't talk nonsense. It is not iron that fights, but people. Do they have a good command of the technique that they saw only in the picture?
    1. Essex62 Offline Essex62
      Essex62 (Alexander) April 12 2022 00: 49
      -3
      Be that as it may, the intensity of sorties, our VKS, is very low. If all the air defense of the outskirts is destroyed, then, in theory, their ground forces should sit in deep bunkers and nose, into the fresh air, do not say. Now there’s not even a green one yet, you can’t hide. And they constantly make sorties, mobile groups of armored vehicles, from fortified areas, by the way, covered by mobile air defense and MANPADS. Konashenkov's stories are good for housewives and nerds who do not understand military affairs, nothing at all.
  4. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) April 12 2022 00: 43
    +1
    It was confirmed by ours that the arriving complexes were divided into 3 parts. 2 were destroyed, near the Dnieper and Nikolaev, they are looking for the 3rd.
  5. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 12 2022 01: 34
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    O! It turns out that there were as many as 130 S-300 complexes in Ukraine. wink
    1. shiva Offline shiva
      shiva (Ivan) April 12 2022 18: 31
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      I also thought that number was too high. With such proportions, they should have 30 thousand tanks, no less.
  6. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) April 12 2022 12: 02
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    Quote: Essex62
    Be that as it may, the intensity of sorties, our VKS, is very low. If all the air defense of the outskirts is destroyed, then, in theory, their ground forces should sit in deep bunkers and nose, into the fresh air, do not say. Now there’s not even a green one yet, you can’t hide. And they constantly make sorties, mobile groups of armored vehicles, from fortified areas, covered, by the way, with mobile air defense and MANPADS. Konashenkov's stories are good for housewives and nerds who do not understand military affairs, nothing at all.

    Do you have schedules of self-flights on hand, and even by types of aircraft and the tasks performed by them? Not? Then be quiet.