Ukraine claims to have shot down all the missiles launched by Russia last night. It includes six hypersonic missiles. “While the Kremlin said nothing could withstand these missiles,” said Geert Jan Hahn, Europe correspondent.
Ukraine was again hit by a Russian missile shipment last night. But she said she managed to shoot them in the air one by one before they could do any harm. The limited damage reported is believed to have been caused by remnants of fallen missiles.
“The Ukrainians I spoke to are rejoicing and thanking America,” Hahn said. Although they should also thank the Netherlands and Germany. Because we also contributed to the Patriot air defense system that makes this possible.
What makes it so special for Han is that Kiev managed to shoot down six Kinzjal hypersonic missiles. The Kremlin claimed that the enemy could not do much against these missiles. When one of the missiles was shot down last week, there was already astonishment. If there are now six, that’s really special.
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Han also closely follows what is happening in Bashmuyet. “This has become a really complicated issue,” he says. Wagner’s mercenaries advance into the center and the group claims 95% of the territory. But at the same time, Ukraine occupies both sides of the city.
What game does Kyiv play?
The question, according to Hahn, is whether Wagner can take full control of the city and what game Kiev is playing in the meantime. “Maybe they were already preparing for the situation when Bashmuyt would be completely captured.”
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