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Russia stations S-400 anti-missile system near Saint Petersburg


Saint Petersburg, Mar 12: Russia said on Tuesday it has stationed its newest S-400 air defence missile systems in the northwestern Leningrad region which includes its second city Saint Petersburg.

"The most modern air defence systems S-400 were put on standby alert in the Leningrad region to protect military, administrative and civilian sites," the defence ministry said.

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The S-400 surface-to-air missile is one of Russia's most advanced weapons. A Saint Petersburg-based defence ministry official told AFP the systems replaced the previous S-300s but declined to say how many were placed there.

The missiles were first tested at a range in the southern region of Astrakhan before being transferred 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) to the north.

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The S-400 system is also expected to be deployed this month in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad. NATO member Turkey is planning to buy the S-400s from Russia despite warnings from the transatlantic military bloc it is incompatible with its own air defence systems.


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