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Ukraine shoots down Russian hypersonic missiles

A firefighter tries to put out fire caused by fragments of a Russian rocket after it was shot down by air defense system during the night Russian rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, early Tuesday. Associated Press/Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry

Ukraine shoots down Russian hypersonic missiles

The Ukrainian military said it stopped 18 missiles over Kyiv on Tuesday, including six hypersonic missiles—which Russia touts as impossible to shoot down. Russia fired the missiles in just a few minutes, according to Serhii Popko, the head of the Kyiv military administration. Ukraine was using the U.S. Patriot surface-to-air missile system. Officials said they shot down all the missiles with no casualties. Russia claimed that one of the hypersonic missiles destroyed a Patriot system, and Ukraine has refused to comment.

What is the international community saying about the war? The 46-nation Council of Europe met in Iceland on Tuesday for a two-day summit to discuss alleged human rights violations in the war. The council will debate potential legal and judicial consequences for Russia, including setting up a registry of damage. The registry would provide a way for victims to be compensated after the war.

Dig deeper: Read Brad Littlejohn’s column in WORLD Opinions on a realistic plan for peace in Ukraine under just war principles.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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