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DONETSK, June 29, /ITAR-TASS/. Self-defence forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic have taken control over a missile defence army unit equipped with Buk missile defence systems, the press service of the Donetsk People’s Republic told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
So far, no details are available about the number and condition of the missile systems taken over by the self-defence forces. The press service refused to comment.The Buk missile defence system is a mobile medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed to defend field troops and logistics installations against air threats in conditions of heavy electronic countermeasures and intense enemy fire.
Donetsk militia takes control of Ukrainian anti-air installation
The self-defense forces of Donetsk People’s Republic seized control of a Ukrainian anti-air military installation, RIA Novosti reports.
"The forces of Donetsk People’s Republic assumed control of A-1402 military base," the militia's representative said. According to him, it is an anti-aircraft missile forces facility equipped with Buk mobile surface-to-air missile systems.
originally posted by: tommyjo
a reply to: PsychoEmperor
Not from the Russian military but by overrunning Ukrainian bases in eastern Ukraine. Even the rebels admit to taking over Buk installations from Ukrainian forces.
originally posted by: ANNED
Russian/Rebel shoot-down they are one in the same.
Many of the so called leaders of the rebels are known to be members of the old KBG, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, or the Glavnoye razvedyvatel'noye upravleniye GRU military wing.
i just wonder if the black boxes will ever be found.