Russia is deploying hundreds more troops to the region bordering Finland and Estonia. The Already Happened website ofinvestigative journalist released a new video showing Russian military convoy on road in Leningrad region.
Also the new Russian Pantsyr-S1 (NATO designation SA-22 Greyhound) short-range air defense systems were spotted near Vyborg, city is located near the Russia’s border with Finland.
Early Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council said that Moscow will give a symmetrical and effective answer to any NATO build up along the Alliance’s eastern borders.
Now the United States has deployed it’s biggest deployment of troops in Europe since the end of the cold war.
Almost 3,000 military vehicles and 3,500 troops are arriving in eastern Europe, only kilometres from the Russian border.
It’s a move by NATO in a bid to counter Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
Russia Deploys Air Defence Systems to Russia-Finland Border
The new Russian Pantsyr-S1 (NATO designation SA-22 Greyhound) short-range air defense systems were spotted near Vyborg, city is located near the Russia’s border with Finland.
In Russian social media reported that twelve Pantsyr-S1 short-range air defense systems were spotted in the road near Vyborg.
The Pantsyr-S1 system is designed for air defense of small military and administrative-industrial objects and areas against aircrafts, helicopters, cruise missiles and high-precision weapons, guided air bombs and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as for reinforcement of AD groups during repulse of massive air strikes and ensuring of engagement of lightly-armored targets.
Air defense systems accepted to service with the Russian Air Force are based on KamAZ-65608×8 truck chassis. The Pantsyr-S1 combat vehicle can operate is a stand alone mode, without any external support. Up to 3 – 5 combat vehicles can be used in a battery, where one of the vehicles operates as a command post and sends target data to other vehicles. These combat vehicles can also operate in conjunction with a separate air defense command post and early warning radar.