Air defense system appears on roof of Interior Ministry building in Moscow

22 January, 12:21 PM
Air defense on the roof of a building in Moscow (Photo:Anton Gerashchenko/Telegram)

Air defense on the roof of a building in Moscow (Photo:Anton Gerashchenko/Telegram)

An anti-aircraft defense system has been reportedly spotted on the roof of Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs building in Moscow, according to photos posted by local residents on social media on Jan. 19.

The system is said to be a Pantsir-S1 air defense installation.

This would represent the latest in a series of anti-air systems installed around the Russian capital. Photos posted earlier on social media show cranes lifting Pantsir systems onto rooftops in downtown Moscow, as well as protective structures set up in the western suburbs near the official residence of dictator Vladimir Putin.

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According to a report by the Bloomberg news agency on Jan. 20, Russia has begun to actively strengthen air defenses around Moscow due to fears of strikes by Ukrainian drones.

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