Russia has fired their first hypersonic “Dagger” missile destroying a large underground weapons depot in Ukraine’s western Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Major General Igor Yevgenyevich Konashenkov claimed the targeted underground weapons depot was housing missiles and “aviation ammunition of Ukrainian troops.”
The Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told a briefing that they destroyed the underground weapons depot on Friday which held missiles and aircraft ammunition.
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The hypersonic missiles can travel five times the speed of sound at 3,800 mph and Vladimir Putin has described them as “invincible” in 2018.
The Russian Defence Ministry spokesman said on Saturday that they destroyed a military radio and reconnaissance centres near to the port of Odessa in a missile strike.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) warned on Saturday that Russia is changing tactics in Ukraine as the Kremlin has “so far failed” to achieve their objectives.
The MoD warned, “Russia has been forced to change its operational approach and is now pursuing a strategy of attrition.
“This is likely to involve the indiscriminate use of firepower, resulting in increased civilians casualties, destruction of Ukrainian infrastructure, and intensify the humanitarian crisis.”
The MoD added, “ Putin has reinforced his control over Russian domestic media.
“The Kremlin is attempting to control the narrative, detract from operational problems and obscure high Russian casualty numbers from the Russian people.”