US-supplied Patriot air protection nonetheless in service, Ukraine says after Russian claims

“Don’t fear, all is ok with the Patriot,” air pressure spokesman Yury Ignat advised AFP.

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He declined to say if the delicate system had been broken.

“The Patriot is in service,” Ignat added. “All is effectively.”

Kyiv obtained the primary shipments of the American-made Patriot surface-to-air missile system in April.

CNN reported, citing a US official, {that a} US-made Patriot air protection system was seemingly broken because of a Russian missile assault early Tuesday.

The Russian protection ministry mentioned Tuesday that its forces had struck the Patriot system in Kyiv with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

Kyiv introduced Ukraine’s air protection shot down six of Russia’s hypersonic missiles, however Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu rejected that declare.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who unveiled the Kinzhal in 2018, has termed it “a really perfect weapon” that’s extraordinarily tough to intercept.

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