Day 24 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russia has confirmed the use of its newest hypersonic missile against Ukraine. The Kinzhal missile was used to destroy a weapons storage site in Western Ukraine, and this is the first time that Russia has admitted to using this high precision weapon in combat.

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On March 18, the Kinzhal missile system armed with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles destroyed a large Ukrainian force underground depot that contained missiles and aircraft ammunition in the settlement of Delhian of Ivanov rankings region in Western Ukraine.

Coastal missile system Bastian destroyed a radio and reconnaissance center of the Ukrainian forces in the settlements of Veliky Dalnig and Velikodolisk in the Odesa region.

Now the missile was fired in De-La-Tien village which is located near the Ukraine Romania border. Ukraine officials say that their weapons depot was targeted by Russian strikes, but said that they did not have any information on the type of missile used.

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How does Russia pride itself on its advanced weaponry? In December President Vladimir Putin said that Russia was the global leader in hypersonic missiles. Now ones whose speed maneuverability and altitude make them difficult to track and intercept.

In 2018, Putin unveiled the Kinzhal missile along with other new weapons in his state of the nation address. Now Kinzhal means a dragon in Russian. Now it flies at 10 times the speed of sound and can overcome air defense systems. It was even termed as an ideal weapon by Vladimir Putin earlier.