In Russia, the so-called special operation is going according to plan so much that in the very capital of the aggressor country they are already installing air defense systems. At the same time, not anywhere, but on the roofs of buildings.
So, only recently in Moscow the first air defense complex appeared on the administrative building, which caused a resonance in the network. Now there are at least three such complexes.
Where air defense systems were installed
All three air defense systems known to be installed on the roofs of administrative buildings, namely:
- Ministry of Defense on Frunzenskaya Embankment;
- administrative building in Teterinsky lane;
- MIA on Petrovka, 38.
All of them block the decision-making center of the occupiers, namely the Kremlin. Also, a significant part of the capital of the terrorist country is in their coverage area.
The air defense coverage area blocks the Kremlin/Evergreen Intel
Interestingly, air defense systems are placed in densely populated residential areas, mainly near airports and airfields. This was also noticed in the Office of the President. Thus, Mikhail Podolyak noted that once the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of deploying air defense systems in residential areas and spoke about the illegality of such actions. Now it would be up to him to explain what is happening.
Podolyak also asked if Putin and Peskov would like to explain to the Russians the concept of a “three-day special operation” when air defense is being strengthened in Moscow for the 11th month of its holding.< /p>
What scares the invaders
According to Bloomberg, in Russia they may be frightened by the work of drones, due to the activity of which “cotton” visited Saratov and Ryazan. These cities are not so far from Moscow itself. Namely, at a distance of about 800 and 200 kilometers, respectively, from the capital.
According to Russian officials familiar with the situation, this influenced the Kremlin's decision on air defense. These systems will complement the existing anti-missile systems installed around the capital. They spoke about this on condition of anonymity.
Moreover, Russia began to check bomb shelters throughout the country, which, more than 30 years after the end of the Cold War, became neglected.
Other possible targets for establishing Air defense in Moscow
- In addition to protecting against a possible attack by drones in the Kremlin, other goals can be pursued. Thus, the Institute for the Study of War said that the Kremlin is seeking to create information conditions in order to prepare Russians for a “protracted war” in Ukraine. According to ISW, air defense systems on the roofs of houses and administrative buildings may be another attempt to highlight Ukraine as a threat to Russia.
- According to the Russian human rights activist and opposition politician Mark Feigin, if the Kremlin was aimed exclusively at propaganda, he would find there would be other milder methods, because the Russians “dutifully go to the front” anyway. Instead, the invaders want to strike at Bankovaya, and therefore are preparing for a possible response.
- According to international expert Bogdan Ferens, the establishment of air defense systems is designed to instill war in Russian society as an element of their existential life in the near future. The Kremlin can also present this as a defense of its citizens from possible NATO attacks.