US-made missiles destroyed over western Russia – Moscow


A barrage of anti-radar HARM projectiles was intercepted mid-air, the Russian Defense Ministry says

Four US-made AGM-88 HARM aircraft-fired anti-radar missiles have been shot down over Russia’s Belgorod Region, which shares a border with Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.

It added that Russian air defenses within the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye Region additionally intercepted six rockets fired by US-made HIMARS launchers and Soviet-designed Uragan methods.

The information got here after Ukrainian troops shelled the town of Belgorod and different areas within the eponymous area on Sunday, killing one individual and injuring ten others, in line with Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

He wrote on his Telegram channel that 75 residential and industrial buildings had been broken, in addition to round 40 vehicles.

Gladkov mentioned that the shelling continued on Monday, leaving round 14,000 residents within the metropolis of Shebekino with out energy. He added that two extra folks had been wounded in a single day.

Belgorod and different Russian areas that share a border with Ukraine have repeatedly come beneath assault after Moscow launched a navy operation within the neighboring state in late February.

Several US information organizations reported final week that the Pentagon was finalizing plans to provide Kiev with MIM-104 Patriot air protection missile methods. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded by saying that, if delivered, the methods could be handled as reliable targets for Russian troops.

Russian information company RIA Novosti cited an investigation doc on Friday as saying that drones used to assault the nation’s Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh Regions, in addition to Crimea, contained elements manufactured by US agency SpektreWorks.

The Times quoted a US protection supply final week as saying that the Pentagon quietly greenlit long-range strikes on Russian territory. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken beforehand maintained that the White House was not encouraging assaults on Russian soil.

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