House destroyed during a rocket attack by the Russian occupants in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine (Picture: Mykola Myakshykov/Ukrainform/Abaca Press/Alamy Live News).
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Ukraine: Russia uses hypersonic missiles for second time

The strike marked the second day in a row that Russia has used the Kinzhal, a weapon capable of striking targets 1,250 miles away.

House destroyed during a rocket attack by the Russian occupants in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine (Picture: Mykola Myakshykov/Ukrainform/Abaca Press/Alamy Live News).

The Russian military says it has carried out a new series of strikes on Ukrainian military facilities with long-range hypersonic and cruise missiles.

Russian defence ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday that the Kinzhal hypersonic missile hit a Ukrainian fuel depot in Kostiantynivka, near the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv.

The strike marked the second day in a row that Russia has used the Kinzhal, a weapon capable of striking targets 1,250 miles away at a speed 10 times the speed of sound.

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The previous day, the Russian military said the Kinzhal was used for the first time in combat to destroy an underground warehouse storing missiles and Ukrainian aviation ammunition in the western Ivano-Frankivsk region.

A spokesperson for Ukraine's air force command confirmed a Russian missile strike on Delyatyn in Ivano-Frankivsk on Friday, without giving further details.

Maj Konashenkov noted that the Kalibr cruise missiles launched by Russian warships from the Caspian Sea were also involved in the strike on the fuel depot in Kostiantynivka.

He said Kalibr missiles launched from the Black Sea were used to destroy an armour repair plant in Nizhyn, in the Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine.

Maj Konashenkov added that another strike by air-launched missiles hit a Ukrainian facility in Ovruch in the northern Zhytomyr region where foreign fighters and Ukrainian special forces were based.