Russia has recently deployed an S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile defense system near St. Petersburg. This move comes in the wake of a drone attack on a major gas export terminal near the city.
Footage captured by a local resident shows the anti-aircraft missile systems being transported and set up in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. One S-300 system temporarily blocked a road while maneuvering into position.
The decision to deploy S-300 systems reflects Russia’s growing concern regarding the potential for future drone attacks on vital infrastructure.
Ukrainian sources claim that the operation was coordinated by the SBU security service as a “special operation.” Drones involved in the attack covered a distance of 1,250 km (775 miles).