Ukraine Destroys Crucial Russian Air Defense System

Via the news platform X, formerly Twitter, the media channel Noelreports comments on the losses of the Russian armed forces.

The report states: “The commander of the operational-strategic group Tavria, Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, reports that Ukrainian forces have destroyed a modernized S-300B4 air defense system.”

These claims have not yet been independently verified or confirmed. Therefore, they should be treated with caution. In war, it can be advantageous for the conflicting parties to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken that of the enemy.

The S-300 is considered one of the most powerful air defense weapons. This missile system, mounted on a truck, was developed during the Soviet era by the Russian arms manufacturer NPO and introduced in 1978. It is primarily used to defend against air attacks and cruise missiles. However, in Ukraine, Russia has also used it to target ground objectives. There are now over 20 different missile variants for the S-300 system, as reported by the German news website These vary in terms of their explosive power and precision. The system allows for the use of missiles weighing up to 150 kilograms. High-performance missiles can successfully defend targets within a radius of 200 kilometers. A mobile radar station accurately locates the targets.

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