Russian missile malfunctions, crashes in Belgorod residential area – video
Air defense missile crashing into a nearby residential area (Photo:Video screenshot Andrii_L1983/Twitter)
Western sanctions against Russia’s defense industry have depleted Russia’s arsenal and forced them to use older and less reliable equipment, as was evidenced by a recent missile launch in Belgorod that spectacularly malfunctioned.
In a video taken in the Russian city of Belgorod, an air defense missile is shown radically changing its trajectory and crashing into a nearby residential area causing a powerful explosion.
The video was posted by a local Telegram channel.
There is no publicly available information about the scale of destruction or number of casualties.
This is not the first such malfunction of a Russian air defense missile that has been caught on camera: a video posted on June 24, 2022, which circulated widely on social media, showed an even more impressive malfunction – a missile is launched, but almost immediately does a 180-degree turn and heads back towards its launch site.
Then, on Aug. 31, 2022, video of another missile launched from Belgorod shows the weapon going off course shortly after lift-off, tearing across the sky, and then exploding in a ball of flame.
The Russians had intended that the Iskander ballistic missile strike the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv just across the border, but it instead crashed on Russian territory.
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