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Russia says destroyed US-built Patriot defense system in Ukraine

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Russia’s defense ministry said on Tuesday that it had destroyed a US-built Patriot surface-to-air missile defense system with a hypersonic Kinzhal missile in an overnight strike on Ukraine, the Zvezda military news outlet reported.

It quoted the ministry as saying the overnight strikes had also been aimed at Ukrainian fighting units and ammunition storage sites.

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Ukraine said earlier that it had shot down 18 Russian missiles overnight, including an entire volley of six Kinzhals.

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