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Ukraine war: Dramatic moment Russian missile fails during launch and boomerangs back before ‘blowing up Putin’s troops’

Ukraine war: Dramatic moment Russian missile fails during launch and boomerangs back before ‘blowing up Putin’s troops’

Dramatic video has captured the moment a Russian surface-to-air missile system fires on itself in a bizarre malfunction.

Dramatic video has captured the moment a Russian surface-to-air missile system fires on itself in a bizarre malfunction.

In the footage, the missile can be seen shooting into the sky – before turning mid-air and slamming back into where it came from in an enormous explosion.

The short clip was reportedly shot in the Ukrainian city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, which is under the occupation of pro-Russian separatist forces and is on the front line of the war in Ukraine.

It was filmed in the early hours of Friday morning when Russian troops reportedly launched a missile to intercept an oncoming Ukrainian plane.

However, seconds later, the missile was returned to sender after the tracking system went haywire.

The video shows a huge explosion as well as bright flashes shooting down from the crash site.

Local reports claim a fire erupted at the site not far from residential buildings.

Some have claimed that Russia‘s own anti-air defence systems may have interfered.

The clip was originally shared on the messaging app Telegram by the channel Face of War, which has posted similar footage since the start of the conflict.

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It was also shared by Rob Lee, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, who tweeted: “This is reportedly footage of a failed Russian air defence system missile launch from Alchevsk, Luhansk Oblast.”

The exact type of SAM system seen in the footage hasn‘t been confirmed, however, a Russian S-400 missile system costs around $300 million each.

There is no news yet on any casualties suffered in the blast.

It is the latest example of Putin’s army’s equipment horrifically malfunctioning.

Earlier today, a Russian military plane…

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