See: Russia lost S-400 launcher in Ukraine, it was destroyed

KYIV, UKRAINE — The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation lost one S-400 system in Ukraine. This is the first documented case of a destroyed S-400 launcher.

See: Russia lost an S-400 launcher in Ukraine, it was destroyed
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The source does not say when the photos were taken. Ukrainian sources claim the S-400 launcher was destroyed in the Zaporizhzhia region. There is no official information on whether the launchers were hit. It could be by a missile strike, a drone dropping a bomb, or whether it was sabotage.

See: Russia lost an S-400 launcher in Ukraine, it was destroyed
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The photos show that a component of one C-400 battery, namely the 5P85СМ2-01 launcher, was destroyed. These launchers are equipped with 5V55R rackets.

S-400 and S-300PM2

See: Russia lost an S-400 launcher in Ukraine, it was destroyed
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The S-400 is a relatively new air and missile defense system and is a further development of the S-300PM2 system.

Late last year, in November, a Russian S-300PM2 was also destroyed. Then, according to the source, this also happened in the Zaporizhzhia region.

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.

See: Russia lost an S-400 launcher in Ukraine, it was destroyed
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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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