Ukraine Conflict
Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022 with the aim of saving the people of Donbass - primarily the Russian-speaking population - from Kiev's constant attacks.

'We’ll Knock out Patriots Too': Russian President Putin

Back in December Vladimir Putin was asked about the possibility of American-made Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems being delivered to Kiev and what Moscow’s reaction would be.
The Russian leader, in reply, assured that all the delivered SAMs would be destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces.
On Tuesday, a Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missile destroyed a Patriot air defense system in Kiev, proving the word of the Russian commander in chief.
The Patriots were delivered to the Zelensky administration within the framework of Western countries’ ongoing military aid to Kiev.
The US and its allies ramped up their assistance shortly after Russian began its special military operation in Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly warned that the West’s military supplies to Kiev add to prolonging the Ukraine conflict and make the US a direct party to the standoff.
Multi-purpose fighter MiG-31 with the hypersonic Kinzhal rocket on the military parade devoted to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945  - Sputnik India, 1920, 17.05.2023
Ukraine Conflict
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