Russia moving Buk anti-air systems through Mariupol, official says

1 February, 12:56 AM
Destroyed houses in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Destroyed houses in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The Russian military is moving Buk anti-aircraft missile systems through occupied Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, Mariupol mayoral adviser Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram post on Jan. 31.

“The Buk air defense system is at the top of the list of their most transferred equipment,” he wrote.

“For a second day in a row, several Buk systems are being moved through Mariupol."

Andriushchenko noted that Russian troops continue being quartered in private residences in the city and its surroundings. According to him, the invaders also placed tracked and wheeled military vehicles on private grounds.

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“They are accommodating 3-4 people in all houses in the villages, to avoid mass concentration (of troops),” the Ukrainian official added.

“Today, this kind of accommodation took place in the villages of Panovka and Novohryhorivka.”

Andriushchenko previously reported that on Jan. 24, an explosion took place at a barracks in Mariupol, were 200 Russian troops were reportedly stationed.

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