The Ukrainian military has released drone footage showing the destruction of the S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft system.
“This is one of the most modern Russian weapons that entered service in 2020,” the Ministry of Defense wrote in a post on social media sewing X.
According to account Noelreports, which brings together analysts, there was an attack in the Kherson region. When the unique video was taken cannot be independently verified.
The Russian army considers the S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system to be its pride. For example, the pro-government server Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes about it that it shoots down enemy planes, drones and Storm Shadow missiles without any problems.
However, it cannot be said with certainty that the anti-aircraft systems actually possess the declared capabilities. The Russian command, for example, stated that the S-400 or Pancir should be able to hit missiles from HIMARS rocket launchers. However, in the first weeks after the US system was deployed, a number of reports and videos emerged documenting Russian failures in this area.
It is not known how many batteries of anti-missile systems Moscow now has.
Ukraine should be better off defending its critical infrastructure against Russian attacks than it was last year. But experts point out that the advantages in the form of experience and new weapons can be erased by one completely opaque factor – ammunition.