What is known about the fall of the S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile in Belarus (updated)
The Ministry of Defense claims that there is no cause for concern in connection with the incident.
After today's massive Russian missile strike on Ukraine в Belarus, сообщили about the fall Ukrainian missile complex S-300.
"The head of state was immediately informed about the incident. On his behalf, a group of specialists from among the employees of the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Defense establishes the causes of the fall"Belta writes.
According to available information, two main versions of what happened are considered: rocket launch on the territory of Belarussimilar to recent incident in Poland where a rocket flew in the wrong direction, or the missile was shot down as a result operation of the air defense systems of Belarus.
The shell fell in the field, there is no information about the victims as a result of the incident.
As later reported in the Ministry of Defense of the country, the missile was shot down by the Belarusian air defense.
"Today, around 10 a.m., the air defense forces hit an air target. Its fragments were found in an agricultural field near the village of Gorbakha, Ivanovo district, Brest region. territory of Ukraine, - said in the message of the press service of the department.
The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus stated that it had no data on the involvement of departments of the ministry to eliminate the consequences of the incident on the territory of the Brest region.
Military Commissar of the Brest Region Oleg Konovalov stated that at least the civilian population has no cause for concern, since, given the situation in Ukraine, such situations, unfortunately, can occur.
It is also reported that a group of specialists from among the employees of the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Defense continues to work at the site of the missile crash in the Brest region.
The Belarusian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador and protested to him. This was announced by the press secretary of the department. In addition, the Foreign Ministry demanded from Ukraine "investigate this incident, bring those responsible to justice and take measures to ensure that such situations do not happen again."
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that they were ready to conduct an investigation into the incident with the fall of a rocket on the territory of Belarus. This is stated on the website of the department.
"The Ukrainian side is aware of the Kremlin's desperate and stubborn aspirations to draw Belarus into its aggressive war against Ukraine. In this regard, the Ukrainian side does not exclude a deliberate provocation by the terrorist state of Russia, which has laid such a route for its cruise missiles in order to provoke their interception in the air space over the territory of Belarus", the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
It is also noted that Ukraine is ready to invite authoritative experts from among the states that are not associated with Russia's support in any form to participate in the investigation.
"The Ukrainian side, reserving the unconditional right to defend and protect its own skies, is ready to conduct an objective investigation in Ukraine of the incident that occurred on December 29 in the sky over the territory of Belarus as a result of repulsing a massive Russian missile strike. Ukraine is ready to invite authoritative experts from among the states not connected with the support of the terrorist state of Russia in any form"- said the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Recall that today morning in Ukraine began with a large-scale air raid and missile attack from the Russian Federation, as a result of which several regions were left without electricity. According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, following the results of the shelling, across the country fired 69 missiles, 54 of which were shot down.
After approximately the same shelling of Ukraine on November 15 a similar projectile from the territory of Ukraine hit one of the farms in Poland. Then, unfortunately, there were no deaths.
Read the details of the incident with the fall of the Ukrainian rocket near the Polish-Ukrainian border in our previous articles:
Media: two Russian missiles fell on the territory of Poland
There will be no third world yet: what they say about the shelling of Poland and whether article 5 of the NATO charter will come into force
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