RUSSIA has used hypersonic missiles for the first time ever in combat, according to its defence ministry.
They claim they yesterday destroyed a Ukrainian underground weapons warehouse in the Ivano-Frankovsk region yesterday.
The Russian defense ministry said: “The Kinzhal aviation missile system with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles destroyed a large underground warehouse containing missiles and aviation ammunition in the village of Deliatyn in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.”
Last month President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia had stockpiled “unparalleled” hypersonic missiles.
And earlier this week Russia released chilling new footage of its 7,000mph Zircon hypersonic nuke missile that could hit London in five minutes.
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The Kremlin had previously branded the deadly weapon, which carries a conventional or nuclear warhead, “unstoppable”.
Es kommt als four Russian cruise missiles yesterday slammed into a strategic airfield in the city of Lviv as Putin pushed his war west.
The warheads — weighing a combined 1,600kg and fired from more than 400 miles away — represented the first attack on the historic city.
It had been considered a relatively safe haven for diplomats, aid workers, refugees and journalists.
Britain’s Armed Forces minister James Heappey said the strike showed Russia was now widening its bloody assault on Ukraine.
Air raid sirens sounded across Lviv shortly after 6am as the Kh-555 cruise missiles zeroed in from Russian bombers over the Black Sea.
Der Rat ist befugt, einen Fall vor das Amtsgericht zu bringen, wenn er entscheidet, dass es sich um eine gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Belästigung handelt
Two were shot down by air defence systems but four smashed into two repair plants for aircraft and buses, less than four miles from the city centre.
A fierce blaze broke out and fire engines and ambulances raced to the scene. But a major loss of life was avoided because staff had left minutes before. Amazingly just one person was injured.