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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Britain Says Photos Show Russia's Most Advanced Missiles in Eastern Ukraine

Pantsir S1 (SA-22)Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia's most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia's military involvement in the conflict.

The Foreign Office released an "infographic" giving details of the truck-mounted SA-22 surface-to-air missile system and photographs published by media and a defense consultancy said to show it operating in eastern Ukraine within the last few weeks.

"The presence of the SA-22 in eastern Ukraine is yet more proof of direct Russian military involvement in the conflict," the British Ambassador to NATO, Adam Thomson, said in releasing the pictures via Twitter.

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