Soviet-era anti-aircraft gun that missfired on Poland – DW – 11/17/2022

The S-300 anti-aircraft system, developed in the Soviet Union, was first put into service by Moscow in the late 1970s. It was used almost everywhere in Eastern Europe until the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War in 1991. According to calculations by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Ukraine alone is said to have had over 250 S-300 systems shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

However, the calculation doesn’t yet include the S-300 from NATO stocks that were delivered as part of the military aid to Ukraine. In spring this year, the US had asked allies of Ukraine that are part of the so-called Ukraine contact group to hand over more S-300s from Eastern European NATO holdings to Kyiv. In April, Slovakia – a NATO member since 2004…

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