Russia says hypersonic Kinzhal missile destroys Ukraine’s arms depot
Russia's military has fired a hypersonic ballistic missile and destroyed a big underground arms depot in western Ukraine, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), quoting Russia´s defence ministry on Saturday.
If confirmed it would be Russia's first use in this war of the Kinzhal, or Dagger, ballistic missile launched from the air, most likely by a MiG-31 warplane, said BBC.
President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly highlighted Russia's investment in hypersonic missiles, which can travel at more than five times the speed of sound, or Mach 5.
The statistics are impressive: according to Russian officials the Kinzhal can hit a target up to 2,000km (1,240 miles) away and can fly faster than 6,000 km/h, the report added.
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