The unique characteristics of the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have been confirmed by experts. This, reacting to statements about downed Russian missiles of this type in Ukraine, was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by TASS.
As previously claimed by the command of the Ukrainian Air Force, on the night of Tuesday, May 16, during a concentrated Russian strike on Ukrainian military facilities, Kiev allegedly managed to shoot down six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles. “Indeed, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has repeatedly said, and our technical specialists have repeatedly confirmed that this type of weapon, the Kinzhal missiles, have completely unique tactical and technical characteristics,” the presidential press secretary said in response to this. Related materials: “She offered to put me in a trance” How do scammers and fortune-tellers cash in on the relatives of soldiers who disappeared during the CVO? March 9, 2023 “People stand and look at the sky” How does Belgorod live – a city on the border of a special operationCommenting on the night strikes on the military infrastructure of Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense, in turn, stated that the “Dagger” hit the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile system (SAM), which was located in Kiev. On May 10, Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) for the first time shot down a Russian hypersonic missile “Dagger” from the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) transferred to Kiev. Then the Ministry of Defense, assessing the possibility of intercepting the Kinzhal, considered that this was impossible, since the flight speed of the Kinzhal exceeded the maximum combat modes of the western air defense systems supplied to Kyiv.