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(Reuters) – Russians troops are working “round the clock” at new anti-aircraft missile system positions to defend in opposition to missile and air strikes by Ukraine, the Russian Interfax reported late on Sunday citing the defence ministry.
Crews of the S-300V techniques had been “mastering new place areas” of the Russian lengthy vary surface-to-air missile techniques, the information company reported, citing a ministry assertion.
“The air defence items of the Western Navy District proceed to serve within the new place areas on fight responsibility across the clock,” the company cited the ministry as saying.
The Western Navy District, one in all Russia’s 5 army districts, incorporates areas bordering Ukraine, together with the Belgorod and Bryansk areas. It additionally covers the Kaliningrad exclave.
Citing a army commander, Interfax reported that the S-300V battery is able to monitoring a goal at a distance of as much as 204 km (127 miles) and at an altitude of as much as 30 km (18.6 miles).
(Reporting in Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Modifying by Robert Birsel)