Ukraine Live: Putin destroys swathes of forest in desperate bid to boost air defence

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Vladimir Putin has ordered larger air defence systems to be deployed in Moscow to intercept incoming missiles and aircraft as paranoia grips the Kremlin with Putin’s ever-present fears of being toppled over the Ukraine war. These defence systems include the Pantsir-S1 and S-400, and they have been positioned on rooftops throughout Moscow, as well as around Putin’s secret forest palace. Putin has been tearing down woodland in the Russian capital to make way for more powerful S-400 anti-aircraft missile defence systems.

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Putin has deployed air defence systems in Moscow (Image: Getty/East2West)

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