Watch: Russian soldier fires a PKM at the S-300 and takes his final path
KYIV ($1=29.57 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Video on social networks is gaining more and more popularity. A Russian soldier in a prone position wearing camouflage clothing decides to disable the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, which most likely belonged to the Ukrainian armed forces. It is not clear whether the S-300 is operational or derelict, but that is not important.
Lying down and aiming the PKM machine gun, the Russian soldier fires a shot, after which a powerful explosion followed, which, judging by its power, was most likely the last thing the Russian saw in his life [there is no official information about the condition of the Russian soldier, but with such an explosion it is hard to believe that the soldier survived].
Even abandoned, and even without the presence of missiles in the S-400 missile tubes, the missile system itself in such a disposal attempt is a dangerous undertaking, as the missiles in the S-300 use volatile solid propellant and most likely have some left over. It is also entirely possible that there are remnants or fragments of the warheads of the missiles that weigh in the range of 200-300 pounds.
Ukraine has been experiencing serious difficulties since the beginning of the war with Russia regarding the presence of anti-aircraft missile systems. Kyiv has repeatedly called on its Western partners to supply at least a few S-300s. The only confirmed deliveries so far are one battery from Slovakia and one battery from the US Reserve, which has been involved in training US troops for countermeasures over the years.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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