VLADIMIR Putin is facing new humiliation after Ukraine claimed all six of his “unstoppable” Kinzhal missiles were shot down in Kyiv.
The Russian Presidential unprecedented flash of the capital somewhat backfired after his most feared cannons were subdued last night.
Ukraine claims to have shot down all 18 rockets fired at the city overnight in an attack described as “of exceptional density.”
KievThe sky lit up chillingly as Russian missiles rained down from the sky as air raid sirens rang across the area.
Valerii Zaluzhny, the leader of the armed forces, said Russia attacked from three angles using missiles in the air, at sea and on land.
This includes nine Kalibr cruise missilecan travel at five times the speed of sound, launched from ships in Black Sea.
Three land-based missiles were also fired at Kyiv, along with half a dozen rockets Kinzhal . hypersonic missile – which Ukraine claims to have shot down.
The KH-47‘s, also known as the Russian Dagger, is said to be able to travel 12 times the speed of sound – making it virtually undetectable and disabled from a defensive position.
rocketcan reach speeds above 7,000 mph and often liberated by Putin during the war in Ukrainecan be loaded with up to 1,000 pounds of explosives or even a Nuclear bullet warhead.
Putin himself advertised Kinzhal as an unstoppable force that could even take on NATO – but now he only has 73 left to use.
Ukraine appears to be making the most of Western defenses and claims all six have been shot down.
The war-torn country says it has intercepted an entire salvo of hypersonic missiles with the US-made Patriot air defense system.
Earlier this month, Ukraine claimed to have shot down a Kinzhal over Kiev for the first time.
City official Serhiy Popko said: “The maximum number of rockets was fired at the city in the shortest amount of time.
“This time, the enemy launched a complex attack in different directions using UAVs, cruise missiles and possibly ballistic missiles.
“According to preliminary information, the majority of enemy targets in the Kiev airspace have been detected and destroyed.”
However, Russia insists Monday’s missile and drone strike both hit its intended targets.
PutinGoons’ also claimed they had successfully destroyed the US $ 1.1 billion Patriot missile system that is key in defending Kiev.
The tyrant is said to have targeted an advanced anti-aircraft battery in the latest Russian bombardment in an angry response to the UK sending “game-changing” Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine.
The latest influx of battlefield supplies has outraged the President, with his spokesman vowing an “appropriate response”.
And he seems to have gone straight into the pipeline by destroying Kievsurface-to-air missile defense system is important.
Patriot – which stands for Phased Array Tracking Radar for Intercept on Target – is believed to have been destroyed in the latest bombardment.
It has proven to be an essential toolkit for Ukrainian warplanes to intercept missiles and shoot down Russia. drone “kamikaze”.
The system boasts a powerful radar, control station, generator, launch station and other support facilities.
‘SENSE AND AWESOME’
It cost a whopping $1.1 billion — $400 million for the system and $690 million for the missile in a battery — but it gave Ukraine an invaluable advantage when it comes to defending itself against the air force. attack.
Each missile fired from the Patriot costs about $4 million – and footage shows dozens of rockets being launched in the last night alone.
That means Ukraine has to pay a huge bill in trying to protect Kyiv.
A shocking video has appeared that captures a moment WEThe supplied Patriot SAM systems had exhausted their defensive supplies as they fought off a barrage of oncoming missiles and drones.
Several rockets can be seen rushing towards the site before a massive explosion, which is believed to have destroyed the Patriot system.
The statements have been published in Russian telegraphy Military Information Channel. There is no official confirmation yet.
The post read: “There are many videos from Kiev showing the extremely dense batteries of the US SAM MIM-104 Patriot missile system, and as soon as the SAM missile system runs out of missiles, a huge explosion occurred at the launch site.”
Patriot is seen as an important addition to Kiev’s arsenal thanks to its ability to fend off Russian air aggression.
It is feared that the defense of the Ukrainian capital could collapse if the indispensable mobile air defense system is knocked down.
The latest attack on Kyiv has been called “meaningless and cruel” by pro-Russian war blogger Anatoly Shariy.
At least three people are believed to have been injured when residents were alerted to falling debris.
Solomyansky district, where Kiev International Airport is based on, is said to have been hit the hardest.
mayor Vitali Klitschko said rocket debris fell on central districts, including the city’s zoo, but no animals or workers were injured.
He urged Ukrainians in a Telegram message: “Stay in shelters!”
The relentless explosion led to a fire that broke out in a non-residential building in the county, which was later extinguished.
This is the eighth major air strike on Kyiv since early May – and the most intense.
Horror photos show buildings, cars, buildings and infrastructure being devastated as explosions erupt across the city.
Attacks come like Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back to Kiev after a travel to four european countries with You are his last stop.
He secured commitments on air defense systems, attack drones and armored vehicles from allies.
Moscow angry at Britain’s supply of missiles, but a spokesman for Putin said it would “not affect” progress war.
However, he warned it would “lead to retaliatory actions by the Russian Federation”.
Russian forces claim to have taken down one of the British-supplied Storm Shadow long-range missilebut the US National Security Council’s Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said: “I cannot confirm those reports.”
Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin announced that British-supplied weapons are being Ukraine uses to attack civilians in Donbass.
But Britain is understood to have received assurances that the missile will only be used in Ukraine.
Ukraine has been asking for long-range missiles for months, but support provided by Britain and other allies such as the United States has previously been limited to short-range weapons.
The world is waiting Kiev’s much-anticipated counterattack – with hints they can launch a big campaign and even pushed into Crimea.
Brave soldiers held back the much larger Russian army as the winter-long war turned into a bloody stalemate.
However, Ukraine’s heroic president Volodymyr Zelensky said they needed more time to prepare before attacking again.
Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year – a conflict that has evolved into a brutal, fierce war.
It is believed that nearly 200,000 Russian soldiers were killed in the war Putin’s Failed Invasion.
And millions of Ukrainian civilians endured countless sufferings when the Russians robbed their homes and left cities devastated.
Despite the bloodshed, Kiev stood firm against the Russians with backing from the West.