Day 447 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia claims to have Destroyed a "Patriot" System but shows No Proof

Day 447 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Russia announced that it destroyed the "Patriot" with a hypersonic missile
  • IEA report: Russian oil exports hit highest level since war in Ukraine
  • Peace plan: Putin and Zelensky agreed to host leaders from Africa
  • Saudi King Salman has invited Zelensky as a guest of honor to the Arab League summit
  • Air alert across Ukraine after more Russian attacks
  • An unusually powerful Russian attack shook Kyiv
  • The president of the Ukrainian Supreme Court was detained for a bribe in the amount of .7 million
  • Macron said he had opened the door to training Ukrainian fighter pilots
  • ISW: Kremlin prepares to declare Prigozhin a traitor
  • CIA recruits spies in Russia with Telegram video

Russia announced that it destroyed the "Patriot" with a hypersonic missile

The Russian military announced that it destroyed an American Patriot air defense system with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile last night.

The claims appeared in the Russian military's daily briefing, hours after an "extremely high-density" attack in the early hours of the day was reported by Kyiv. Radio "Zvezda" reported that the overnight airstrikes were aimed at Ukrainian military units and ammunition depots.

Earlier, the Ukrainian military said it had destroyed 18 Russian missiles overnight, six of which were Kinzhal missiles.

Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, called the attack a salute to the...

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