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These images purport to show an Iskander-M launching a ballistic missile at Ukrainian military positions.
The Iskander-M is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system built and used by the Russian military.
The images show soldiers removing camouflage netting from the vehicle before it can be seen manoeuvring into position.
It then deploys its weaponry in the form of a huge missile, pointing it towards the sky, before the ordnance can be seen being fired high into the air.
A second missile appears to have been fired around the same time with both then heading towards their unseen targets as the footage ends.
The images were obtained from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Friday, 14th October, along with a statement claiming: “Crews of the Iskander-M OTRK of the Eastern Military District successfully perform combat missions in the zone of a special military operation
“Crews of Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems (OTRK) of the missile forces and artillery of the Eastern Military District (VVO) continue to perform combat missions in the Special Military Operation Zone (SVO) on the territory of Ukraine.
“The servicemen are on combat duty around the clock and are ready at any moment to launch a lightning-fast missile attack on newly identified important enemy targets.
“The ‘Iskander-M’ – are multifunctional complexes and can, depending on the chosen target, strike both ballistic and cruise missiles.
“Bending around the terrain and bypassing the enemy’s air defence systems, the missile delivers an accurate strike from the most advantageous angle.”
The Russian MoD quoted a man named only as Dmitry, who it said was the commander of the Iskander-M crew, as saying: “We launched a ballistic missile. Two HIMARS launchers, an ammunition depot and enemy manpower were destroyed.”
While a crew member named only as Sergey was quoted as saying: “The vehicle is legendary. She made more than 30 combat launches.
“We understand that the advancement of our troops depends on our work.”
We have not been able to independently verify the claims or the footage.
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