CCTV Footage Shows Russian TOR air defense missile debris rain down on Crimea beach, not Ukrainian ATACMS

CCTV Footage Shows Russian TOR air defense missile debris rain down on Crimea beach, not Ukrainian ATACMS missile initially published by RT News.

Dramatic new footage shows the moment beachgoers in Crimea suddenly found themselves running for their lives after cluster munitions rained down on the seafront.

Tourists sunbathing in occupied Crimea were sent fleeing for cover after they were bombarded with deadly shrapnel, with many crowding into a nearby café for shelter. Some sunbathers can be seen picking up toys and possessions before fleeing, but others race to take cover from the exploding munitions, which killed four people and wounded.

‌As the beach empties, a nearby cafe fills with panic-stricken people and the hideous, deafening sound of exploding cluster munitions is heard on the video. Tourists cover their ears and scramble to the ground protected by chairs, but are confused as to where to go to be safe.

The chilling incident occurred on Sunday, but this is the first time the full horror has emerged on video. Russian voices have claimed the Uchkuevka beach in Sevastopol – headquarters of Putin’s Black Sea Fleet – was initially believd that Ukraine targeted Crimea beach with an ATACMS missile supplied by the US.

The recent CCTV footage shows Russian 9M333 TOR air defense missile debris rain down on the beach goers. CCTV shows the clear vision shows the Russian 9M330 air defense missile hit and exploded over the sea next to the packed beach.

Among the dead was Sofiya, nine, daughter of the deputy mayor of Russian city Magadan, Oleg Averyanov, 49. The distraught politician vowed: ‘I will avenge every child killed on this beach, every child injured.’ Vladimir Putin ordered top doctors to fly to Sevastopol to treat victims, and some have been transported to Moscow hospitals.

Russian TOR Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile System is a late Cold War-era self-propelled SAM system of Soviet origin. It was developed from 1975 to 1985 by Antei as a replacement for the older 9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko).

The 9M33M2 “NATO code name Osa-A” missile extends the ranges to 10 km and engagement altitudes to 25–5,000 m. The original Tor system could only engage a single target at a time. The improved Tor-M and M1 may engage two targets simultaneously.

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