Russia has promised to attack and destroy British weapons supplied to the Ukrainians after footage shows a UK-made missile downing a Russian assault helicopter.
Putin’s nauseating war against Ukraine has gone completely awry, thanks to the incredible bravery and high efficiency of Ukrainian defenders.
Ukrainians Wreak Havoc on Russian Armor and Aircraft
The Ukrainian government led by its plucky President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been begging the United States, the UK, and their allies in NATO to provide more offensive weapons for defending against the Russian brutes.
These weapons include warplanes, tanks, and anti-aircraft defense systems.
The Biden administration and American allies have so far resisted these calls for fear of angering Putin and provoking him to escalate the war in Ukraine into “World War III” or even a nuclear war.
However, the more war crimes against civilians the Russians have been committing, the bigger the pressure has become on western governments to provide Ukrainians with more tangible means to defend themselves.
Thus, the UK has started to supply Ukraine with its Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles. This is a more tangible anti-aircraft weapon, which is already helping the Ukrainians inflict additional losses upon the Russians.
The Times is reporting that this shootdown of a Russian Mi-28 was by a British Starstreak SAM pic.twitter.com/zsQb1DkQ74
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) April 2, 2022
🔹Britain’s MANPAD Starstreak is thought to have shot down a Russian helicopter in its first use on the Ukrainian battlefield
Starstreak was filmed cutting the aircraft in two over Luhansk Oblast in the east of the country.https://t.co/lM7ETknpBR pic.twitter.com/hZOBV3rLLd
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) April 2, 2022
⚡️The Times: Ukraine's military shoot down Russian helicopter with UK Starstreak.
According to the Times’ sources, Starstreak, Britain’s most advanced portable missile system provided to Ukraine a week ago, was filmed “cutting the aircraft in two over the Luhansk region.”
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 2, 2022
Starstreak is now deployed in Ukraine 😁 pic.twitter.com/AdcnGTfCPg
— TimForAlI 🇬🇧🇺🇦 (@timmyvoe) March 27, 2022
UK Supplies Ukraine with Top New Anti-Aircraft Weapon
Russia was particularly enraged on Saturday, after a video was shared, showing a hit by a British Starstreak missile destroying in mid-air an attack helicopter of the Russian military.
Kelin, speaking on Putin’s behalf, issued vicious threats against one of America’s closest allies, promising the Russian military is going to target British military supplies as they enter Ukraine.
The threat is notable because it carries the risk of killing UK service personnel.
Soon, all 30 member countries of NATO, led by the United States, the greatest military power in the world of all time, may be engaged in a world war with Russia.
This in turn may escalate into an exchange of nuclear-armed intercontinental missiles and the destruction of humanity and all life on earth.
The Russian Ambassador in London told Russia’s state-owned propaganda news agency TASS, as cited by The Daily Mail, that Starstreak missiles supplied by Britain to Ukraine are “exacerbating” the conflict by making the situation “even bloodier.”
Last week, Britain’s Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, announced his country was going to provide Ukraine with “more lethal aid”. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier that this would include 6,000 additional missiles.
Evidently, this included for the first time the Starstreaks, which are laser-guided missiles slamming at thrice the speed of sound into low-flying attack helicopters and fighter jets.
A recent report out of Ukrainian government sources claimed during a secret meeting with his generals, Russian dictator Putin made it clear he didn’t care much even if 50,000 Russian troops get killed in Ukraine.
However, he is particularly concerned about the destruction of Russian military equipment, as a key instrument of waging war on the freedom-loving Ukrainians.
I told you guys the Starstreak was cool.
Photo 1 – submunitions deploy
Photo 2 – helicopter goes boom pic.twitter.com/xab2YuFzxp
— Angry Staffer 🌻 (@Angry_Staffer) April 2, 2022
Putin is now painfully aware of Starstreak!
— Christine Le Brocq (@BrocqChristine) April 2, 2022
When I tweeted the UK was equipping Ukraine with Starstreak my replies were full of experts saying this was impossible without months of training. Ukraine has done many 'impossible' things over the past few weeks.https://t.co/dvLLNS97WR
— Andy Netherwood (@AndyNetherwood) April 2, 2022
The more one learns about these British 'Starstreak' SAM weapons (shoulder-fire *singles*, as supplied to Ukraine) the more impressed one becomes. This animation provides a necessary mechanical overview of missile opperation — upon which to hang further important particulars… pic.twitter.com/Wi0SjK2XkQ
— Lotta Dots (@RogerBlumberg) April 2, 2022