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Russia claims it has launched Kinzhal hypersonic missiles into Ukraine once more

Russia announced on Saturday that it has used the Kinzhal hypersonic missile.
Russia says it fired its latest Kinzhal hypersonic missiles at Ukraine again on Sunday, striking a gasoline storage site in the country’s south.

The Russian defence ministry also claimed that it killed more than 100 Ukrainian special troops and “foreign mercenaries” when it used sea-based missiles to attack a training centre in the northern Ukrainian town of Ovruch.

“A big storage site for fuels and lubricants of the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Kostyantynivka in the Mykolaiv region was destroyed by Kinzhal aircraft missile systems with hypersonic ballistic missiles,” the defence ministry said.

According to the government, the site was used to supply fuel to Ukrainian armoured vehicles in the country’s south.

According to the ministry, the Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missiles were launched from airspace over Russian-controlled Crimea, while Kalibr cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea also attacked the stockpile.

On Saturday, Russia announced it had destroyed an underground missile and ammo storage complex in western Ukraine near the NATO member Romania with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

On Saturday, Ukrainian military forces told AFP that the depot had been hit, but that they had “no information on the type of missile.”

According to Russian analysts, the launch of the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Deliatyn, a village in the Carpathian mountains’ foothills, on Friday was the world’s first combat use of such weapons.

On Saturday evening and early Sunday, Russia fired long-range precision missiles against other facilities in Ukraine, according to the Russian defence ministry.

According to the ministry, the Russian military fired Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea against a factory in the northern city of Nizhyn that repairs armoured vehicles.

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