wrote on his page on Facebook director of the Center for Political Studies Military D. TIMCHUK.
“Antonov An-26 shot down over yesterday Slovyansk terrorists, was impressed with the modern Russian MANPADS 9K333 “Willow.” plane was struck at an altitude of 4500 m 9M336 missile fired from a MANPADS said. Currently, rocket fragments studied Ukrainian experts “- said Timchuk.
According to him, the MANPADS only at the end of May this year was to arrive in the units of the Russian army.
“In early June, the first examples of anti-aircraft units to profit Regiment 98 nd Airborne Division (Ivanovo region). In other departments and units of the Armed Forces of the MANPADS to date there. exported MANPADS 9K333 “Willow” not delivered “- says Timchuk.