Air defences are set up near Putin’s palace in latest sign leader fears direct strike from Ukraine

Air defenses have been installed near Vladimir Putin’s forest palace just days after missiles were deployed at his official residence near Moscow in the latest sign the Russian leader fears a direct attack from Ukraine.

A Pantsir-S1 defense system has been deployed near the Valdai presidential palace in Yascherovo, a town halfway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Similar systems were installed near Putin’s official residence in Novo-Ogarevo last week, evidently to protect him from Ukrainian drones or missiles.

Russia has also deployed the Pantsir-S1 and S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense systems in Moscow amid fears of a large-scale attack on the capital city.

A Pantsir-S1 defense system has been deployed near Putin's Valdai presidential palace in Yascherovo, a town halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg.

Similar systems have been put in place at Putin's official residence in Novo-Ogarevo last week.

Similar systems have been put in place at Putin's official residence in Novo-Ogarevo last week.

A Pantsir-S1 defense system has been deployed near Putin’s Valdai presidential palace (left) in Yascherovo, a town halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg. Similar systems have been deployed at Putin’s official residence in Novo-Ogarevo last week (right), evidently to protect him from Ukrainian drones or missiles.

In the latest deployment, Russia installed a Pantsir-S1 defense system near Putin’s Valdai presidential palace (pictured) to “protect him and his family” from long-range Ukrainian attacks.

It comes after two alleged Ukrainian drone strikes on two airbases deep in Russia in December, damaging two nuclear-capable bombers thought to be preparing for an attack on Ukraine.

In the latest deployment, Russia installed a Pantsir-S1 defense system near Putin’s Valdai palace to “protect him and his family” from long-range Ukrainian attacks, according to a Russian media outlet. Agentstvo Novosti.

Putin’s alleged mistress Alina Kabaeva, 39, is known to favor the luxurious haven in Valdai in the Novgorod region. It is believed that he and Kabaeva have a young family that has never been seen due to secrecy.

Three servicemen are constantly in close proximity to the system, which has a rotating radar antenna, according to the report.

Similar systems were deployed last week near Putin’s official residence on the outskirts of Moscow and in prime locations in the city center.

“These air defense systems protect President Vladimir Putin and his family from a possible Ukrainian attack,” the report says.

‘This conclusion can be drawn after the air defense system appeared near the Valdai presidential residence.

“There are simply no other sites for protection there, except for residence.”

The Pantsir system is designed to protect government and industrial facilities against aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles and military drones.

A new deployment of a Pantsir-S1 complex six miles from Putin’s official residence near Moscow was revealed last week, evidently to protect him from Ukrainian drones or missiles.

Another Pantsir-S1 defense system appeared on the roof of the Russian defense ministry’s National Defense Management Center (NTsUO) on Frunzenskaya Embankment, the command center for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

A Pantsir missile system is shown installed on top of a building in Moscow, Russia.

A Pantsir missile system is shown installed on top of a building in Moscow, Russia.

A Pantsir missile system is shown installed on top of a building in Moscow, Russia.

A Pantsir missile system is shown installed on top of a building in Moscow, Russia.

A Pantsir missile system is shown installed on top of a building in Moscow, Russia. The installations suggest that Kremlin officials fear the capital could be attacked.

Pictured: A Pantsir missile system (circled) on top of the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Management Center, the command center for Vladimir Putin's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, in the Frunzenskaya embankment in Moscow, the capital of Russia.

Pictured: A Pantsir missile system (circled) on top of the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Management Center, the command center for Vladimir Putin's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, in the Frunzenskaya embankment in Moscow, the capital of Russia.

Pictured: A Pantsir missile system (circled) on top of the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Management Center, the command center for Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, in the Frunzenskaya embankment in Moscow, the capital of Russia.

A video showed the same powerful system rising to a rooftop in Teterinsky Lane, Taganka district, a mile and a half from the Kremlin.

The pro-Russian Telegram channel Military Informant acknowledged this as an admission that Moscow, with a population of 12 million, is now vulnerable, with the post stressing that “the military is afraid of a possible attack.”

On Wednesday, photographs of the modern S-400 missile defense system surfaced in two locations, one in fields belonging to the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in the northwest of the city, another on the island of Losiny in a national park to the northeast where felling was done. trees for installation.

The S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles. It can also be used against ground targets.

On Wednesday, photos of the modern S-400 missile defense system surfaced at two locations.

On Wednesday, photos of the modern S-400 missile defense system surfaced at two locations.

On Wednesday, photos of the modern S-400 missile defense system surfaced at two locations.

The S-400 'Triumf' air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles.  It can also be used against ground targets.

The S-400 'Triumf' air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles.  It can also be used against ground targets.

The S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense system is designed to destroy aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, including medium-range missiles. It can also be used against ground targets.

Putin has deployed Russia's fearsome S-400 defense missiles to the capital amid fears that Ukraine could launch attacks on the city.

Putin has deployed Russia's fearsome S-400 defense missiles to the capital amid fears that Ukraine could launch attacks on the city.

Putin has deployed Russia’s fearsome S-400 defense missiles to the capital amid fears that Ukraine could launch attacks on the city.

It is unknown if Putin’s Valdai palace has underground bunkers.

But he has a three-story spa complex with a ‘personal beauty salon’ dubbed the ‘temple of his asceticism’.

There are two floors hidden underground packed with a cryogenic chamber for extreme cold therapy and a mud bath, in a 7,000-square-meter (75,350-square-foot) relaxation facility.

Lympha Press massage baths are available in the gigantic spa, while there’s a 25-meter pool surrounded by contrasting Jacuzzis, as well as saunas and a Turkish bath, and a Thai massage podium.

The sprawling lakeside property seen in the drone footage includes a stable, golf course, miniature golf course, VIP restaurant with movie theater, bowling, billiards room, and even a mini-casino.

The complex is known as Putin’s “most secret official dacha”.

The house is close to major Orthodox churches that Putin is known to have visited at times of crisis during his 23 years as president or prime minister.

Putin also boasts a separate £1bn palace on top of a cliff on the Black Sea, complete with a vineyard and a strip hall with a stage and performer pole.

There are rumors that Putin and his young family with former Olympic gymnast Kabaeva are now often based in one of several secret bunker complexes.

It is unknown if Putin's Valdai palace (pictured) has underground bunkers.  But he has a three-story spa complex with a 'personal beauty salon' dubbed the 'temple of his asceticism'.

It is unknown if Putin's Valdai palace (pictured) has underground bunkers.  But he has a three-story spa complex with a 'personal beauty salon' dubbed the 'temple of his asceticism'.

It is unknown if Putin’s Valdai palace (pictured) has underground bunkers. But he has a three-story spa complex with a ‘personal beauty salon’ dubbed the ‘temple of his asceticism’.

The children have not been introduced to the Russian people, and the reserved Putin has never confirmed his relationship with Kabaeva.

Ukraine is believed to be looking to extend its missile and drone reach in Russia. One report said the Sokol-300 Punisher drone could hit targets deep inside Russia with a range of up to 2,050 miles.

It has a payload of 300 kg and can carry guided missiles.

So far, Kyiv has attacked regions bordering its territory, but has only carried out limited airstrikes in Russia, although several explosions and fires at power facilities and shopping malls may mean Ukraine has sabotage capabilities.

Two suspected Ukrainian drone strikes hit two airbases in Saratov and Ryazan in December.

The Engels-2 airbase near the city of Saratov was hit by an explosion in December in an attack that damaged two Tu-95 bombers, which have been used to carry out air strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure.

The base is about 450 miles from the nearest point in the Ukraine.

Another explosion struck the Russian military base Dyagilevo near the city of Ryazan, some 470 miles from the Ukrainian border, killing three people after a fuel truck detonated.

Despite multiple Russian attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Moscow has yet to come under attack.

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