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U.S.-Made Patriot System Damaged By Barrage Of Russian Missiles: Report

Posted by M. C. on May 17, 2023

We all know we can trust reports from the Ukrainian government.

An anti-missile defense system destroyed by missiles. It will probably work against Chinese missiles.

By  Brandon Drey

24 July 2022, Poland, Rzeszow: MIM-104 Patriot short-range anti-aircraft missile systems for defense against aircraft, cruise missiles and medium-range tactical ballistic missiles are located at Rzeszow Airport.
(Photo by Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images)

A barrage of Russian missiles damaged a U.S.-made Patriot air defense system near Kyiv early Tuesday morning, weeks after the $1 billion system shot a Russian hypersonic missile out of the sky.

U.S. officials told CNN the extent of the damage is still under assessment and will determine whether Ukrainians can repair the system on the spot.

Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday that Ukraine had successfully intercepted all six hypersonic missiles fired by the Russian military. The attack signaled an air alert, which Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense called “one of the most intense attacks on the capital city since the invasion.”

Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday in a post on Telegram that a precision strike by a hypersonic Kinzhal missile had destroyed a Patriot air defense system in Kyiv, contradicting the Ukrainian government’s report.

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