Moscow has announced that Russian forces have started to re-equip a missile regiment in the Yasnensky administrative district in Russia.
A Russian state broadcaster said, that this will feature intercontinental ballistic missiles which are “equipped with a planning hypersonic cruise combat unit.”
In 2018, Vladimir Putin described the missiles in 2018 as being capable of moving towards targets “like a meteorite, a fireball.”
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The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday, “In the Orenburg region, work continues on the re-equipment of the Yasnensky connection of the Strategic Missile Forces to the Avangard mine-based missile complex.”
Earlier today it was reported that Russia has raised the stakes in the war and “unscrewed” a “nuclear warhead dummy” and placed it onto a Kh-55 cruise missile and then fired it at Kyiv.
The “nuclear capable” missile which had the warhead removed was shot down by Ukraine and the country has been under a barrage of missile strikes in recent days.
The Strategic Communications Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine told local media the Defence Express that Russia installed a dummy nuclear warhead onto a Kh-55 rocket.
Ukrainian official said, “Simply put, for this strike, the orcs took at least one Kh-55 missile from their ‘nuclear arsenal.’ ‘unscrewed’ the nuclear warhead and replaced it with a dummy before firing it at Ukraine.
“Although we should not rule it out that as events develop, at least a few such missiles will be seen.”