Hypersonic missiles that Russia claimed to be unstoppable shot down over Kyiv

It has been touted as the first major sign of Ukraine’s newly deployed Western air defences

A Ukrainian firefighter puts out fire caused by fragments of a Russian rocket shot down in Kyiv. Photo: Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry via AP© AP

Gleb Garanich

Ukraine said yesterday that it had shot down six Russian Kinzhal missiles in a single night, thwarting a weapon Moscow has touted as a next-generation hypersonic missile that was all but unstoppable.

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