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Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by God1000(m): 11:44am On Mar 11, 2023
The latest Russian missile barrage against Ukraine's civilian infrastructure has marked one of the largest such attacks in months.

On Thursday, Russia fired more than 80 missiles in a massive effort to overwhelm Ukrainian air defenses and cripple the country's energy system.

Russia has been regularly launching similar strikes since October in a bid to demoralize Ukrainians and force the government to bow to the Kremlin's demands.

Thursday's strikes differed from earlier attacks, though, by including a larger number of sophisticated hypersonic missiles that are the most advanced weapons in the Russian arsenal. But just like previous barrages it has failed to cause lasting damage to the country's energy network, with repair crews quickly restoring power supplies to most regions.

Here is a look at the latest Russian missile attack and the weapons involved.

What did Ukrainian and Russian officials say?

Ukraine's military chief, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said that Russia launched 81 missiles and eight exploding Iranian-made Shahed drones in a barrage early Thursday, and Ukraine's air defenses downed 34 missiles and four drones.

According to Zaluzhnyi, those missiles included six hypersonic Kinzhal missiles. Ukrainian air force spokesman Yurii Ihnat emphasized that Ukraine lacks assets to intercept the Kinzhal and the older Kh-22 missiles that were also used in Thursday's strikes.

Russia's Defense Ministry described the barrage as a "strike of retribution" in retaliation for what Moscow described as a cross-border raid by Ukrainian saboteurs who attacked two villages in the Bryansk region in western Russia last week. A group of self-exiled Russians fighting alongside Ukrainian forces claimed responsibility for the attack, while Ukraine denied involvement. Moscow didn't say how many missiles were fired, but claimed they hit the designated targets.

How did the latest barrage differ from earlier Russian attacks?

Military analysts noted that the number of Kinzhal missiles used in Thursday's barrage was significantly higher compared with previous strikes, which have typically involved no more than a couple of such weapons.

https://www.voanews.com/a/why-would-russia-use-hypersonic-missiles-to-strike-ukraine-/6999754.html

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by God1000(m): 11:44am On Mar 11, 2023
Will this war ever end?

It appears Putin won't stop attacking Ukraine and Ukrainians won't stop fighting as well.

I wonder what Mr Putin will tell his creator when he dies

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by VeryWickedGoat: 11:58am On Mar 11, 2023
Death to Nazis!
Death to Western Imperialists!!
Long live the Motherland!!!

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by sukkot: 12:12pm On Mar 11, 2023
grin the second half of march go hot

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Omoawoke: 12:12pm On Mar 11, 2023
angry

Frustrated Russia
They are fighting out of exhaustion
There’s a reason countries like Russia and China will never be word power. They are isolated with few friends and lack diversity and Liberty

And that’s why Liberty will always win. Everyone wants freedom, the western Allies promise liberty and they give diversity and inclusion

Death to Russia and China. May frustration ruin them, may isolation destroy them. May they self destruct

For those people supporting them, we know that US denied them visa, and they are pained

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by crossbreedwears(m): 12:13pm On Mar 11, 2023
This Russia no get Joy at all

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Fut9ure: 12:13pm On Mar 11, 2023
No body be strong man again for this twenty first century


Na Ukraine Russia nor fit fall since then

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Yugoslavia247(m): 12:13pm On Mar 11, 2023
We are facing war in Nigeria everyday

War to get the least basic amenities.

Despite being richly blessed.

War to get right leadaers.

War against tribalism


In all wars the some people will align with evil.

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Hambivert: 12:13pm On Mar 11, 2023
Nobody: 😎
Crypto guys who had hoped for a bull run this March: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

while Zelensky is begging the OSCAR's for a feature. The sparogator is a willing tool to the west.

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Ballack1(m): 12:13pm On Mar 11, 2023
War without end

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Princedapace(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
Only 6 of Hypersonic missles were used na and was the first time ever it would be used.

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by ibnquasale(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
Omo ale!!! Boko and UGM are ravaging your country, and you are still happy another is bombing a sovereign nation.

VeryWickedGoat:
Death to Nazis!
Death to Western Imperialists!!
Long live the Motherland!!!

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by OmotolaBoy(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
Wahala ooo
Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by phrenology: 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
News that have been in the front page of major news media for some days is just gracing Nairaland's front page today. angry

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by eedimo(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
More to come...

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by kozmokaz(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
Russia! Russia! take your time!

Nigerians won't take this anymore !

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Redstorm(m): 12:14pm On Mar 11, 2023
Let there be peace!!

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Hardcore11: 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
This is bad although we are suffering from the hand's of APC the demons party embarassed
Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Enddy50ty(m): 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
Okay
Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Aldebaran(m): 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
sad

Can't really blame Russia....

Even the Pope declared that the war in Ukraine was driven by the interests of several 'empires' (U.S and UK) and not just Russia.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11844067/amp/Pope-declares-war-Ukraine-driven-interests-empires-not-just-Russia.html

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by vastolord4(m): 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
Is it Ukraines 80th independence? Omo Putin, this one is loud o!

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by pacespot(m): 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
I am beginning to reason with Putin on this war in Ukraine given the evil hands of the West especially the UK and their big brother USA in the current Nigerian system.

The USA seeks to keep other countries down by all means, you will notice that immediately a country starts to develop the US will start having problems with it, like Iran, China, India, North Korea and the rest. The USA will not have any problems with a country developing only if there is USA military footholds in the country like South Korea, Japan, and Europe.

I remember during the EndSARS when some Nigerians especially in the South East were fighting back against the military aggression, the UK had to send its troops to Nigeria then to train Nigerian army and provide logistics support. They don't care about the Justice system in Nigeria so far the system serves their interests.

Russia is fighting for his freedom from the West dictatorship, unfortunately Ukraine is just a collateral damage.

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by adonainana: 12:15pm On Mar 11, 2023
Extreme waste of supersonic missiles

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by QuinModah(f): 12:16pm On Mar 11, 2023
shocked
What are hypersonic missiles?
Hypersonic weapons travel in the upper atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound – or about 6,200kmph (3,852mph) – and they can evade advanced radar systems.

China and Russia have fielded weapons capable of hypersonic speed, and now Russia is the first to deploy this weapon in the battle space. Other countries, including the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, India and North Korea, have also tested or are actively developing hypersonic capabilities

Nigeria defense officials have stated that both existing terrestrial- and space-based sensor architectures are insufficient to detect and track hypersonic weapons.

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by kenneth348: 12:16pm On Mar 11, 2023
Who no know no go know
Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by stano2(m): 12:16pm On Mar 11, 2023
War is war tho. They should find ways and make peace. They are both losing

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by LordEclipse: 12:16pm On Mar 11, 2023
God1000:


https://www.voanews.com/a/why-would-russia-use-hypersonic-missiles-to-strike-ukraine-/6999754.html
..
This is a good example of "don't disrespect your elders"Ukraine getting beating blue black

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by rottennaija(m): 12:17pm On Mar 11, 2023

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Re: Russia Launches 80 Hypersonic Missiles Against Ukraine by Almiron: 12:17pm On Mar 11, 2023
I have nothing to say, I just book space. Don't blame me, I only follow football and Nigerian politics.

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