#Rusia used new Hypersonic missiles for the first time

Rusia-(Berberanews)-Russia claims to have destroyed a weapons storage site in Ukraine’s west for the first time with its newest Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

The hypersonic Kinzhal system was deployed for the first time since Russia’s troops entered Ukraine on February 24, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

“A vast underground storage containing missiles and aviation ammunition in the village of Deliatyn in the Ivano-Frankivsk area was destroyed by the Kinzhal avqqqqqqqiation missile system with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles,” defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Ivano-Frankivsk shares a 50-kilometer (30-mile) border with NATO member Romania.

Russian forces also used the anti-ship missile system Bastion to destroy Ukrainian military facilities near the Black Sea port of Odesa, according to the ministry.

‘Kamikaze drones,’ as they’re known.

Russia is proud of its modern armament, and President Vladimir Putin said in December that Russia was the world leader in hypersonic missiles, which are challenging to track and intercept due to their speed, maneuverability, and height.

The Kinzhal (Dagger) missile, which travels at 10 times the speed of sound and can defeat air defense systems, has been dubbed “an ideal weapon” by Putin.

In one of his most bellicose statements in years, Putin promised a slew of new hypersonic weapons, claiming they could target practically any point on the globe and bypass a US-built missile shield.