Ukraine, the Russians launch Kinzhal hypersonic missiles – Mondo

Two Russian Air Force aircraft took off this morning from the Machulishchy base in Belarus: the Belarusian Gayun monitoring group reported, quoted by the Ukrainian media. These are a MiG-31K and a DRLO A-50U surveillance aircraft. According to Belarusian Gayun, the fighter probably has it on board Kinzhal missiles. These are hypersonic ballistic missiles capable of flying at speeds close to Mach 10 drawing 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 the budget of the army mthe 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.

Military supplies from the West
Germany plans to deliver its Leopard tanks to Ukraine “at the end of March, beginning of April”, according to the forecasts of the German government. 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.

Italy and France close to the agreement
France and Italy are close to defining the technical details for the supply of the Samp-T air defense system to Ukraine. This was reported by two diplomatic sources to Reuters, although it is not clear – writes the news agency on its website – how quickly a final decision will arrive. French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu will travel to Italy tomorrow to meet his counterpart Guido Crosetto, adds Reuters. “We are finalizing” the agreement “with the Italians, it’s not far away,” said a French diplomatic source.

Aid to Ukraine from the IMF
The IMF is considering an aid package for Ukraine of up to 16 billion dollars. This was reported by the Bloomberg agency citing some sources, according to which the funds would be used to meet the needs of the country but also as a catalyst for further international aid. The aid program is tied to various conditions, including support from the G7 and Kiev’s lender and creditor countries.

Blackouts in Kiev and Odessa
Kiev is in the dark. This was announced by a Ukrainian energy operator:The supply of electricity in Kiev and three regions of Ukraine was cut off as a result of Russian attacks this morning”. Emergency blackout also in the Odessa region. According to the main private supplier in Ukraine, Dtek the power outage it could take several days.The Dtek explained that due to the damage caused to the energy infrastructure of the region 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. “After the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he is nobody, nobody for me.”

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

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Ukraine, the Russians launch Kinzhal hypersonic missiles – Mondo

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