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 Invasive forces identified: T-80 at the border and Tor-M2 in Shakhtarsk. PHOTO

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New proofs of Russian armored vehicles invasion into Ukraine appeared online.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing InformNapalm.

Volunteer and video-monitoring and technique identification expert Al Gri commented on the latest videos that have been widely discussed in media recently.

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The video was shot on the Russian territory. What makes this video interesting is presence of tanks. These are T-80 with paratroopers' convoy.

"I saw this video back in summer, directly after they [tanks -ed.] had been redeployed at the border. Now they started to move for the first time. Thus, they'll appear in Ukraine soon, if not already there. I also want to attract your attention to these tanks, T-80. Together with paratroopers, they could be very dangerous. The shape of panela on their turrets is very similar to that of the Ukrainian tank Bulat. Appearing in rear area (which is classical Soviet strategy) those pseudo-Bulats could do a lot of harm," Al Gri emphasized.

The second video was uploaded to YouTube with caption reading "Shakhtarsk. TOS-1A "Buratino." 20.01.2015".
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The video shows another type of armament, not "Buratino." It could be suggested with high level of certainty that this is Russian surface-to-air missile system intended for air and missile defense on divisional echelon level of "Tor" (USA and NATO classification- SA-15 Gauntlet). And not even "Tor", but its latest modification "Tor-M2 (9K332").

"Probability of such warfare wandering in the war zone without guard force is next to zero. The fact it is being played off as "Buratino" is also not a good sign. So I would not take such chances. I think "Buratino" is also somewhere in ATO zone (there is no smoke without fire). We just have to wait for the moment when it is photographed, and I don't think it'll take too long. Probably it will be used in the offensive area: to quickly deploy to a position, conduct an attack, and withdraw without fuss. But all that is just a speculation, reality is much more interesting than that. Wait and see," Al Gri commented.

For reference:

ADMS «Tor-M2» is currently produced at OJSC Izhevsk Electromechanical plant «Kupol». 9K332 "Tor-M2" has been in service since 2007, has protection against spoofing. The reaction time is seven seconds, fully automated. Has ability to engage four targets simultaneously. Ammunition of the Tor-M2 includes eight missiles 9M331 or 16 missiles 9M338 (increase the altitude and range). The affected area expanded to height of 10 km, distance to 16 km. The maximum speed of a rocket is 1 km/s. Time for a short stop for the firing start reduced to 2-3 seconds. (Source - Wikipedia)

 
 
 
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