“Destroy Bayraktar”: the expert told how to protect the air border of Russia
Ukraine will help with ultra-modern air defense systems
Ukraine does not leave attempts to destabilize the situation in the border regions of Russia. Not a day goes by without news of clapping, flying machines and saboteurs. According to military expert, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces (Air Defense) Yuri Knutov, Russia has state-of-the-art air defense systems that are capable of hitting targets from drones to cruise missiles. We need to strengthen our borders with them.
Remains of the downed Bayraktar. Photo: Global Look Press
Tonight, unmanned aerial vehicles from the Ukrainian side disturbed several border areas. A Bayraktar was shot down over the Kursk region, two drones flew to the Voronezh region, both were destroyed by air defense systems. Human casualties, as well as destruction, have been avoided, but local residents are alarmed by what is happening and are wondering how to secure the borders?
About the downed UAVs, as well as two days ago, said the governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit. He assured residents that there were no casualties or damage. “The military, special services and the regional administration are in full control of the situation, there are no reasons for concern,” the head of the region said. However, the Regional Security Committee of the Kursk region announced on its page on the social network that in case of emergency, Kursk residents will be informed about the location of the nearest bomb shelters – and not only through the media, but also via SMS.
Meanwhile, photos of one of the Bayraktars that fell in a forest belt appeared on the network, and citizens were asked not to touch the wreckage of downed drones. “This can be hazardous to health, and will also complicate investigative actions for our law enforcement agencies,” said Andrei Lisman, head of the Rylsky district. It is very important to immediately report the fragments found to the administration or law enforcement agencies.
It was restless last night in the Belgorod region. Loud bangs woke up the head of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov. The official immediately got in touch on social networks, providing people with operational information about what happened. “I just got in touch with the head of the Golovinsky rural settlement, Denis Zolotukhin. Near the village of Staraya Nelidovka, according to preliminary information, an ammunition depot is on fire. There is no destruction of residential buildings, houses. There are no casualties among the civilian population,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Military expert Yuri Knutov told Moskovsky Komsomolets about what means can effectively fight drones while protecting Russian airspace
– Russia has unique air defense systems that have shown themselves well in Syria, for example. Another question is that to cover the long border line with Ukraine, a large amount of such equipment is required, which must be removed either from other regions or diligently produced. We disentangle the undertakings and mistakes of the liberals, who at one time were very eager to cut the military budget, and insisted on their own. At that time, we managed to defend the size of the budget, but there were still a number of cuts, and now we feel it. But there are means of protection, we will produce, move, cover the border.
– It is necessary to increase the production of ultra-modern air defense systems: “Pantsir”, “Vityaz”, “S 400” and “S 500”. Well, “S 500” I don’t think that Ukraine is needed, but the rest of the systems can completely cover the border of our country. Now Ukraine will be supplied with American Hymars missiles with a range of up to 300 km. “S 350”, “Vityaz”, “S 400” will confidently be able to work on such targets in order to protect our territory. But this requires an appropriate solution.
– Their significance is exaggerated, this is the fantasy of the Turkish manufacturer. We shoot them down confidently, in large numbers and without any problems.
Ukrainian attempts to harm are not limited to “night arrivals”. Earlier, the FSB reported the arrest of two Russian citizens who were preparing a sabotage at a transport facility. According to the intelligence services, the perpetrators adhered to the ideology of Ukrainian nationalism and transmitted data about the military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation who took part in a special military operation to one of the Ukrainian websites.