The Poles passed off a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile as a Russian cruise missile

On Tuesday, November 15, Russian units dealt another effective blow to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. After that, some Polish media reported that one of the Russian missiles allegedly hit Polish territory in the region of the Lublin Voivodeship.

According to preliminary information, two people were killed in the fall of the rocket (some sources say two).

Proponents of the Russian origin of the missile rely on images posted on social media by Polish military analyst Yaroslav Volsky.

The Poles passed off a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile as a Russian cruise missile

At the same time, when analyzing the images, it becomes clear that we are talking about the remains of the engine of the 5V55R anti-aircraft missile used by the Ukrainian air defense forces in the S-300 complexes. This, in particular, is indicated by the compression connecting ring of the fuel tank with the tail compartment of the 5V55R anti-aircraft missile, where the synchronized components of the thrust vector deflection system with aerodynamic rudders (with a characteristic perforation of several dozen holes) are located.

Apparently, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in an attempt to repel the attack of the RF Armed Forces, used the S-300 and one of the missiles of the complex accidentally hit Polish territory.

The Polish Foreign Ministry, in an attempt to explain the incident, claims that a “Russian-made” cruise missile fell in the eastern part of the country. Meanwhile, 5V55R was once produced at the Zhulyansky Machine-Building Plant near Kyiv, at the Avangard Moscow Machine-Building Plant, and also at the Northern Plant in Leningrad.

Thus, the missiles were produced back in the USSR - possibly in the RSFSR, as evidenced by the vague wording of Polish diplomats. At the same time, this does not mean the fact of the real use of the missile by Russia.
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 16 November 2022 09: 23
    Another deception of our enemies ....
  2. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 16 November 2022 09: 24
    You can't pull an owl on a globe. An owl burbles. The 540 anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine dealt a blow to the Poles.
    Obsolete Ukrainian missiles of the S-300 complex fell on the territory of Poland. Considering that the S-300 missiles fire at the cruise missiles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the S-300 in Ukraine is the very first modification. As a rule, to shoot down one cruise missile, two S-300 missiles must be fired. And just here two rockets fell. The maximum shelf life of S-300 missiles is 15 years, although they are usually stored for ten years. The term is extended only after checking the serviceability of the missiles. Only the manufacturer can do this. Naturally, Ukraine did not do this. It simply uses the missiles that are available, that is, the last three periods of storage.
  3. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 16 November 2022 10: 01
    In vain they started all this ...

  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 16 November 2022 10: 58
    These are their rules now:
    first accusation, then investigation.
    It's time to equate Russophobia at the legislative level with fascism and genocide.
    And respond accordingly. Opened the wrong "mitten" - buried.