Russia deployed S-400s near universities and parks in Moscow
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The S-400 air and missile defense systems are located at several locations in Moscow. City officials and the Defense Ministry have not previously made any announcements.
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No one in Moscow was aware that such actions were planned. The information comes from Russian independent media and Telegram channels.
Launchers were spotted in the area of Timiryazev Agrarian University and near Sokolniki Park, including near residential buildings.
According to assumptions of some analysts, the S-400 systems can protect the military airport in Shcholkovo near Moscow, Russian sources reported.
On December 31, the last day of 2022, the Ukrainian portal UNIAN reported through Russian media that almost 2,000 people were on duty in Moscow on New Year’s Eve. In the first days of the new year, until Christmas in the eastern rite on January 7, a total of about 20,000 duty officers were scheduled to be called in the Russian capital. military.
Outside the Russian capital, wide-ranging precautions have also been put in place. In Belgorod, a city near the Ukrainian border, residents had to get maps of air raid shelters, while a ban on the use of drones was introduced in the Volgograd region.
As reported by the Russian independent site Meduza, this is already the 11th region of the country where such restrictions are applied.
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