RUSSIAN missiles reportedly destroyed more than 50 aerial targets during a massive new war games in a chilling warning to the West.
The deployment included the Buk system which was infamously used to down a passenger plane over Ukraine in 2014.
Video shows the major day-night drills at the Kapustin Yar training ground in Astrakhan region.
"During the exercise, the troops eliminated targets imitating small unmanned aerial vehicles, attack helicopters, fighters, bombers, ballistic and cruise missiles in an electronic countermeasures environment," said the Central Military District.
“Crews of air defence missile systems performed missile launches both in daytime and at night with an accuracy of more than 90 percent.”
Some 2,000 troops deployed an array of weaponry including portable air defence missile systems and the Tunguska anti-aircraft missile facility.
Around 200 armoured vehicles were involved in the drills last week for which footage was only now released by the Defence Ministry’s TV channel Zvezda.
Russian forces have been on high alert with a succession of military exercises since troops were massed on the Ukrainian border in April.
Russia ‘shoots down 50 planes and missiles’ during massive war games in chilling warning to the West
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