26 May 2018 11:18

Airspace over Rostov region, Azov sea coast in Krasnodar territory "covered" by S-300 missiles

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax-AVN) - Operating crews of the S-300 "Favorite" surface-to-air missile system from the Air and Air Defense Forces Army in the Southern Military District have begun patrolling airspace in the Rostov region, the district's spokesman Col. Vadim Astafyev told Interfax-AVN on Saturday.

"During the execution of the combat task of guarding the airspace of the Rostov region and the Azov sea coast in Krasnodar Territory, S-300 SAM crews moved to the area of deploying the launchers, and after topographic positioning and orientation of the system, proceeded to target detection and tracking," Astafyev said.

"During the deployment, protection was provided by operators of the Pantsir-S combined SAM and artillery weapon system," he said.

The Rostov region is on the Russian border with Ukraine.