Ukrainian troops blew up three Russian Buk missile systems with kamikaze drones

Ukrainian HIMARS artillery rockets has destroyed Russian Buk-M3 surface-to-air missile system.

Ukrainian Soldiers have destroyed three Russian Buk-series surface-to-air missile systems in the Luhansk region.

Ukraine has taken out three Russian Buk missile system, a 9S18 Kupol radar station, and three 9K37 anti-aircraft system in a kamikaze drone attack in Luhansk Oblast, as can be seen in a video shared on Sept. 2 by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.

Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists used a Buk missile system to shoot down the MH17 passenger jet in the area in July 2014.

The 9S18 Kupol is a detection and target designation radar, while the 9K37 is an anti-aircraft missile launch station.

Citing a report from Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Militarnyi reported that Ukrainian Soldiers have used loitering munitions, known popularly as “kamikaze drones”, to strike at Russian air defense systems.

According to a report, on August 30, 2023, GUR’s intelligence officers, in cooperation with soldiers of the separate Omega special forces, destroyed three units of Russian missile systems in the occupied part of the Luhansk region.

The combat vehicles, part of the Russian Buk air defense system, were targeted near Svatove. Also, near the village of Svatove in the Luhansk region, the Armed Forces struck a Russian rear supply point for one of the brigades of the Russian army.

The equipment was destroyed near the town of Svatove in eastern Luhansk Oblast in a joint operation between military intelligence and the Omega National Guard.

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