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Ukraine, the Russians launch Kinzhal hypersonic missiles


Kinzhal missiles fly at such speeds that they are less likely to be intercepted. The military leaders invite the population to remain in refuges. The defense forces report attacks "in the direction of Vinnytsia and the capital region", two energy infrastructures were hit near Odessa. Trump against Biden's decision: "First come the tanks, then the nuclear warheads" (ANSA)

Two Russian Air Force aircraft took off this morning from the Machulishchy base in Belarus, the Belarusian Gayun monitoring group reported, quoted by Ukrainian media.

These are a MiG-31K and a DRLO A-50U surveillance aircraft.

According to Belarusian Gayun, the fighter probably has 

Kinzhal missiles on board.

These are hypersonic ballistic missiles capable of flying at speeds close to Mach 10, tracing trajectories designed to saturate the calculation capabilities of the opposing anti-missile systems, drastically reducing the probability of interception.

Ukraine intercepted and shot down 47 of the 55 missiles that were fired by the Russians,

according to army budget but whole country is under attack


In Odessa, according to local authorities, two unidentified energy infrastructures were hit by Russian missiles.

The Ukrainian defense forces report "missiles also in the direction of Vinnytsia and the Kiev region", underlining that they could "change the trajectory".

The military leaders invite the population to "remain in shelters. We believe in air defence".

"Some missiles fly through Kharkiv region, others through Vinnytsia in a westerly direction," Ukrainian forces said in a Telegram update.

According to rescuers, at least eleven died in today's Russian missile attacks.

ANSA agency

Ukraine, what are Kinzhal missiles and why they can escape the anti-aircraft - World

The name means "dagger" in Cyrillic.

They are capable of high speeds more than 5 times the speed of sound, while avoiding enemy flak, they were first used in the war in Ukraine.

It can reach over 12,000 kilometers per hour near its target (ANSA)

Military supplies from the West

Germany plans to deliver its Leopard tanks to Ukraine "at the end of March, beginning of April"


according to German government forecasts.

The announcement comes on a day marked by continued attacks across the country.

"I am convinced that Poland will deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine within a few weeks."

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of National Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz speaking on the Polish broadcaster Radio Plus, relaunched by the Ukrainian media.

"As soon as (the Ukrainians) are trained, we will be ready to deliver this equipment to the Ukrainian side", added the deputy minister, recalling that Warsaw is ready to send a company (14 vehicles) of German-made tanks to Kiev.

ANSA agency

Kremlin, Putin-Zelensky talks no longer possible - Ultima Ora

Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer considers possible talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, "who had been preparing for war for a long time".

This was stated by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov quoted by Russian agencies.



Blackout in Kiev and Odessa

Kiev is in the dark.

This was announced by a Ukrainian energy operator:


The supply of electricity to Kiev and three regions of Ukraine has been interrupted following the Russian attacks this morning".

Emergency blackout also in the Odessa region.

According to the main private supplier in Ukraine Dtek the power outage could last several days.

Dtek explained that due to the damage caused to the region's energy infrastructure by today's Russian attacks, the repair work could take a long time.

Zelensky, Putin is nobody

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Sky News that he is "not interested" in meeting Vladimir Putin for peace talks.

The Russian president is "nobody", he lives in an "information bubble" and does not know what is happening on the battlefield.

Meeting Putin "is not interesting to me. It is not interesting to meet, it is not interesting to talk. Why? Because we had a meeting with him in Normandy format, it was before the invasion: I saw him say one thing and then he said made another one,” Zelensky explained.

"I can't understand: are his decisions or someone else's? So meet for what, shake hands? I don't care. Talk? I really don't understand who makes the decisions in Russia," he added.

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Trump's position

Donald Trump enters the war in Ukraine with a straight leg, criticizing Joe Biden's decision to send tanks to Kiev's forces.

"First come the tanks, then the nuclear warheads," thunders in a post on his social media Truth.

"We have to end this crazy war now. It's that easy," he adds.

Sanctions for Wagner

The US Treasury imposes sanctions on the Wagner group identifying it as a "significant transnational criminal organization."

The sanctions will further limit President Vladimir Putin's ability to "arm his war machine," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

ANSA agency

Ukraine: Crosetto, drones out of the bag?

I deny - Politics

The defense minister specifies that "the aid that arrives is not just to save Ukraine, it is a brake on the escalation that the war could have as it expands" (ANSA)

Source: ansa

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