The enemy has minus three S-400 installations: details of how the occupants "shot down" ATACMS missiles in the Luhansk region have surfaced
On October 25, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the alleged successful downing of two ATACMS missiles in the Luhansk region. However, it later became known that the information about the "success" was somewhat exaggerated: both missiles successfully hit the position of a Russian air defense group in the Luhansk region.
As a result of the strike, Russian troops lost three S-400 systems located there. This was reported by the Russian Telegram channel Cheka-ODPU, citing sources.
"The Ministry of Defense reported the downing of two ATACMS. The source of the Cheka-OGPU described the reality in such an ironic way: "That's exactly what happened. Two ATACMS missiles were destroyed as a result of a direct hit on the position of the Russian Armed Forces air defense group in the Luhansk region and at the cost of 3 S-400 systems located there," the message says.
The occupiers in the Luhansk region also claimed a "strike on the territory of the LPR," apparently not having read the victory report of the Russian Defense Ministry. However, they traditionally claimed that the strike was allegedly against civilians.
"This morning, Ukrainian armed groups struck at the territory of the LPR, damaging infrastructure and residential buildings in the Lutuginsky district," Russian mass media wrote on October 25.
They also published a photo with the wreckage of an ATACMS missile that allegedly flew to the village of Bilorichensky. However, they misrepresented the situation a bit: the photo of the missile fragment stuck in the ground shows it sticking out of a square hole. A user of social network X, formerly known as Twitter, with the nickname khersoncoon, drew attention to this
"The Russians literally just dug a square hole with an excavator and put the ATACMS in it," the observant user wrote.
In the comments to the tweet, another social media user noted that the photo showed "the rocket engine separating from the warhead, so it is evidence of a successful strike."
On October 25, the Russian Defense Ministry boasted that it had shot down two ATACMS missiles. This was allegedly the first time they had done so. However, the department, headed by Sergei Shoigu, traditionally did not provide any evidence of such success, which raised questions even among Russians.
In comments on z-publics, users massively expressed doubts that the Russian Defense Ministry was telling the truth, in particular, about how Western missiles and weapons were being "destroyed."
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that they had reached an agreement with the United States that Ukraine would receive ATACMS missiles on a regular basis.