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DECEMBER 2021

Debris, Likely From S-300 Missile, Drops In Russia, As Azerbaijan And Armenian Officials Rush To Moscow

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Debris, Likely From S-300 Missile, Drops In Russia, As Azerbaijan And Armenian Officials Rush To Moscow

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On October 7th, in the mountains of Russia’s Dagestan, near the village of Chirag, local residents found fragments of an unknown shell and a crater from it.

Police officers and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations left for the scene, the administration of the Agul district told media.

“There is a funnel of an unknown sample. The examination must say what it is. The commission has left, we do not yet know what [happened] there. It’s in the mountains. A commission consisting of a representative of the district administration, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Agulsky left there,” the administration said.

“Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Dagestan went to the site to verify this information,” the press service of the department said.

Later, the administration clarified that the local residents heard the explosion about a week ago, and on the eve, on October 7th, a shepherd found the fragments of the shell on the border of the Agul and Dakhadayevsky regions.

Chirag village is located within 200-250 km from the war zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia and Azerbaijan are armed with several Soviet-made tactical missile systems. For example, both sides possess the Tochka-U missile system.

On September 30th, Baku accused Yerevan of using these complexes for shelling settlements, and three missiles fired did not explode. Yerevan denied accusations of using the Tochka complexes, calling it disinformation from the Azerbaijani side.

Debris, Likely From S-300 Missile, Drops In Russia, As Azerbaijan And Armenian Officials Rush To Moscow

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Debris, Likely From S-300 Missile, Drops In Russia, As Azerbaijan And Armenian Officials Rush To Moscow

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The maximum range of these missile systems, however, is less than the distance from the conflict zone to Dagestan.

Since Soviet times, the 9K72 Elbrus missile systems with the R-17 missile have also remained in service with the Armenian army. Their maximum range is approaching 300 km, but there is no data on their use in the course of an armed conflict.

Also, the Armenian army has modern Russian-made Iskander missile systems with a range of up to 500 km.

As of now, it is not known if an Iskander has been used, but it likely hasn’t, although Yerevan did not rule out their use in case of aggravation of the situation.

“The military leadership has repeatedly stated that if the sword of Damocles in the form of Turkish F-16s hangs over the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, all measures will be taken, including the Iskanders,” said Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghonyan.

Cases of the flight of shells from the zone of the Karabakh conflict to other countries have already been recorded. Several shells and rockets fired by the Azerbaijani army fell on the territory of Iran. On October 7, Azerbaijan officially apologized for the incidents.

Upon closer inspection of the photographs, however, it can be concluded that this is likely debris from a S-300 interceptor missile. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia operate the system, but Azerbaijan has the presumed export version called S-300PMU2.

It is likely that this is debris from specifically that system, earlier there were reports that Armenia was targeting various infrastructure in Azerbaijan, such as power plants, and it could be that some of the projectiles were intercepted by the S-300PMU2 and debris fell in Dagestan.

Separately, in order to attempt and defuse tensions, Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken to both Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in separate discussions.

The Kremlin’s statement also said that Putin has invited the foreign ministers of both countries to take part in a discussion in Moscow.

“The president of Russia is issuing a call to halt the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on humanitarian grounds in order to exchange dead bodies and prisoners,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

It said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would mediate the peace talks.

Yerevan has so far ruled out any talks between the two countries’ top diplomats as long as clashes are ongoing.

Earlier talks were held in Geneva but expectations were low and no statements were likely from the negotiations which were being conducted behind closed doors—and without Armenian participation.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov was to meet diplomats from France, Russia and the United States, who make up the “Minsk Group” that has sought a solution to the Karabakh conflict since the 1990s.

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SevenMoons

Armenia is so desperate now.

Artskin loser. LOL.

Horoskop

With Russia as an ally it is not surprising. Ask Cubans, Serbs, Libyans and many others how it is when you stick with Russians. They are the only ones that never support their own as they “work with partners” for greater good i.e. for the interests of their own enemies. Even the “sultan” Erdogan looks very respectable these days. The new independent Muslim countries created out of the former USSR by Russians themselves are inevitably becoming deeply anti-Russian as the most of the Muslim world is, but the antediluvian communist minds in the Kremlin still see them as the part of the “Russian civilization” even though they are already anything but. They are preferred to the Slavs, the Orthodox and more often than not to the Russian nationals themselves. Those that have always been and should be with Russia when it needs them, are simply ignored or even betrayed as was the case with 40 million Russians who were left behind by the dismissal of the USSR. This kind of policies that just keeps piling up numerous unfinished political crises around the country will haunt Russia and its people and leaders for many years to come. Is it not exactly what an enemy would want?

occupybacon

Well said!

JIMI JAMES

Fascist liberal kweers and heterosexuals don’t mix but the latter cancels them aoutt!

Lone Ranger

With Uncle Sam/CIA Pimpeo as an ally it is not surprising. Ask Cubans, Serbs, Libyans, Ukrainians, Iraqis,Afghans,Mecicans, EU and many others how it is when you stick with Americants. They are the only ones that never support their own as they “work with partners for the greater good” i.e. for the interests of their own enemies. Even the “sultan” Erdogan looks very respectable these days. The new independent Muslim countries created out of the former CIA pimped by eclaves by Americants themselves are inevitably becoming deeply anti-American as the most of the Muslim world is, but the antediluvian communist minds in the DNC still see them as the part of the “Americant civilization” even though they are already anything but. They are preferred to the anglo-saxons, the zionists and more often than not to the U.S. nationals themselves. Those that have always been and should be with USA when it needs them, are simply ignored or even betrayed as was the case with 40 million Americants who were left behind by the dismissal of the collapsed U.S. Empire. This kind of policies that just keeps piling up numerous unfinished political crises around the country will haunt USA and its people and leaders for many years to come. Is it not exactly what an enemy would want?

Fixed Trollstoy ?

Антон С

He-he-he, nice done! Trolls doesn’t deserve another answer.

Lone Ranger

???

TruthSeeker

I think you’ll find most of the Muslim world is positively backing the Trump administration instead of wanting to be under Iranian rule.

Jihadi Colin

Iranian rule?

cechas vodobenikov

your CIA propaganda will function better in Nebraska—wohl and Jackie reincarnated

catalin zt

Anglo-saxon,capitalist,genocidal, paedophile,perversepervert,fascist etc this is how “special” u are all u scum of humanity!

JIMI JAMES

Get off the sex change hormone tabs insolence,you degenerate facist kweers have no hope on mother earth (period) Save that spastic language for the gaybar assflogged!!
What a dumb creep,fkmedrunk!!

Phoron

Spam-mamzer is first to comment, that figures. Starting your shift early?

Антон С

“Also, the Armenian army has modern Russian-made Iskander missile systems with a range of up to 500 km.”

Armenia has export version with 300 km range and one missile on the launcher. 4 launchers and 4-8 missiles in total.

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