Ukraine’s Air Force announces downing of Kinzhal missile using Patriot air-defence system

Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, has said that the Ukrainian military shot down the Russian Kinzhal missile.

Source: Oleshchuk on Telegram 

Quote from Oleshchuk: “I congratulate the Ukrainian people on a historic event!

Yes, we downed the ‘unique’ Kinzhal missile!

Patriot [air-defence system – ed].

It happened during the night attack on 3-4 May in the skies over Kyiv Oblast. The Kh-47 missile was launched by the MiG-31K from the territory of Russia.”

Details: Oleshchuk asks in advance “not to make public information that could be used by the enemy”.

Background: The Defense Express media outlet, after analysing photos of the missile wreckage, suggested that a hypersonic Kh-47 Kinzhal missile had been successfully shot down over Kyiv for the first time in the early hours of 4 May.

Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said that Ukraine’s air defence did not shoot down a Russian ballistic missile in the skies over Kyiv on 4 May.


  1. USA 1 – Orcs 0 Looks like the orcs will have to invent another “invincible” weapon, the last one wasn’t so invincible after all.

  2. Update: The “invincible” missile was shot down by a Patriot PAC-3, which was developed in the 1990s. How fucking embarrassing!

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