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Russia likely damaged US-made Patriot missile battery – CNN

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The system reportedly may need to be taken out of commission or repaired following the Russian strike on Kiev.

A hypersonic missile strike by Russia on Tuesday reportedly hit a US-supplied Patriot air-defense system in Kiev, CNN has reported, citing an unidentified US official. Washington is assessing the damage to determine whether the battery needs to be pulled back or repaired on site by Ukrainian forces, the outlet added.

The report came hours after the Russian Defense Ministry announced that a hypersonic Kinzhal missile strike had destroyed a Patriot base in Kiev. Tuesday’s strikes also took out Ukrainian troop positions, munitions storage facilities, and Western-supplied weapons, according to a ministry press briefing.

Ukrainian officials said earlier on Tuesday that they had intercepted six hypersonic missiles with their Patriot systems, a claim touted by Western media as proof that Kiev was thwarting a supposedly “unstoppable” Russian weapon. CNN said a US National Security Council spokesperson referred questions about the successful Russian strike to Ukrainian officials, who declined to comment on Moscow’s claim.

Ukraine reportedly has two Patriot systems in operation – one supplied by the US and a battery provided jointly by Germany and the Netherlands. “Taking one out of commission, even for a short period, could affect Ukraine’s ability to defend Kiev amid intensifying Russian missile attacks,” CNN said.

US officials told CNN last week that Moscow had targeted a Patriot system in a hypersonic strike earlier this month, but Ukrainian forces used the battery to intercept the Russian missile. The outlet said Patriot batteries use a powerful radar to detect incoming threats at long range, enabling Russia’s military to pick up their signals and determine their location.

Although the US military confirmed Ukraine’s claim of a successful missile intercept earlier this month, officials didn’t say whether the Kinzhal was flying at hypersonic speed at the time. Russia’s hypersonic missiles can travel at speeds up to Mach 12 (about 14,800 kilometers per hour) while performing evasive maneuvers, making them capable of penetrating any current air-defense systems. Missiles that fly at Mach 5 or above are classified as hypersonic.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was highly unlikely that Ukraine shot down a Kinzhal missile, which he described as having “absolutely unique characteristics.”

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  1. See the Hal Turner article at his website ‘The Hal Turner Radio Show’ regarding the Russian hit on the U.S. manufactured ‘Patriot Missile System’ in Kiev.
    Scroll towards the bottom of the article, and you will be astounded at the cost of each missile.
    US$158,000.000 worth of 30 missiles fired in a few seconds that had no results whatsoever.
    Russia retaliated with the Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile taking out the Patriot Missile battery that was firing from a civilian non-military area.
    & now France via *Macron (*aka Napoleon ll) is sending Cruise Missiles to the Zio-Communist and Talmudic Murderer Zelensky!
    Russia also hit the Ukrainian ammo stores 3 days ago which were housing depleted uranium ammo. Result; radioactive dust scattered all over the area of the storage depot, as noted on radiation detectors.
    Russia is NOT the bad guy here; it’s the Zionist Global Banksters and the ilk that they either blackmailed, bribed, or compromised in the various Western Governments.
    Putin will NOT stand by and allow the same the chance to invoke another 1917 J3wi$h Bolshevik Revolution that, previously, murdered 65 million Russian Orthodox Christians.
    Aleksander Solzhenytsyn made full note of who and what the Bolsheviks were; they were NOT Russian, and they were NOT Christians…!

    • Everyone should see this, as well as other Greg Reese reports.
      Also see all of the Ricardo Bosi videos as well as Patrick Lancaster and John Mark Dugan for the latest info in Russia and the Donbass that the MSM blatantly lies about, or ignores totally!
      Last I saw, the Aussie Cossack was in the Donbass, and there hasn’t been anything new from him.
      Make note; the little J3wi$h Ukrainian President Zelensky has put several reporters on assassination / kill lists.
      Scott Ritter was the first to report this, and this means that the U.S. is also complicit. This was reported on Infowars earlier yesterday. It means that the U.S. has violated the First Amendment Rights of Americans due to allowing hit lists to be constructed by the Zio-Communist Nazi Government of the Ukraine.
      The J3w$ have been killing Americans for many years- maybe not in the record number of Palestinians, but this is proof that the Ukraine is working hand-in-hand with the Luciferian D.C. crowd, AND the Tel Aviv division of the Mossad.
      See the full story over at Infowars, as I include the opening of the same;
      Independent” Ukrainian “Kill List” Actually Run By Kiev, Backed By Washington
      by David Miller | MintPress News
      May 16th 2023, 11:39 am
      As it turns out, the covert “kill list” website is a product of the Ukraine regime, effectively funded by the CIA
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      Late last year, my name was added to a blacklist published online by the Ukraine Center for Countering Disinformation. I joined over ninety others deemed to be “speakers who promote narratives consonant with Russian propaganda.”

      These included Manuel Pineda and Clare Daly, both leftist Members of the European Parliament (MEP); Also counted are people on the right, such as Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute, neocon and former IDF officer Edward Luttwak, a slew of rightist MEPs; Ex CIA officer, Ray McGovern; former military and intelligence figures such as Scott Ritter and Douglas McGregor, as well as academics such as John Mearsheimer and Jeffrey Sachs. Journalists on the list included Glenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson and Eva Bartlett, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, and even actor Steven Seagal.

      What was my crime? It said my “pro-Russian narrative” was claiming that “NATO’s proxy war with Russia is taking place in Ukraine”. Of course, a NATO proxy war is exactly what is happening there, as this article will only further confirm.

      The listing helpfully provided a link with the evidence, an article I wrote for Mayadeen English called “How disinformation works: Western intelligence agencies global war on the left.” It contained a single, 176-word paragraph on Ukraine titled “‘Russian Disinformation’ or Ukrainian lies?” It recounted several examples of Ukrainian misinformation and concluded that “Anyone who mentions any particular truth is derided for echoing Putin’s ‘talking points’.” In the event I was actually denounced as an “information terrorist” who might be guilty of “war crimes.”

      Being added to the blacklist concentrates the mind wonderfully on the forces ranged against the possibility of truth and justice in the crisis-ridden West. When I was first accused, over a decade ago now, of antisemitism, my response was to intensify my research and writing activities on the organizations involved in defaming me. Since then I have produced a long catalog of work on the Zionist movement as well as on Western propaganda activities. Of course, the defamatory attacks encourage an atmosphere where social media threats can be made. But the issue of Nazism in Ukraine will be seen in retrospect as a defining issue of our era and it is important to remember that the reason I and many others are threatened by the Ukraine government and their NATO backers is because we in turn threaten to expose them for what they are: Nazi collaborators.
      THE NATO-BACKED KILL LIST

      But what is the Center for Countering Disinformation? It is an official governmental body created in late March 2021, along with a similar organization, the Center for Strategic Communication, by President Zelensky himself. But are they related to other blacklisting websites like Myrotvorets (“Peacemaker”), widely seen as a “kill list”? Peeling back the layers of cover and deception enables us to trace the origins of the kill list, which is still being hosted in Ukraine.

      As it turns out, the covert “kill list” website is a product of the Ukraine regime, effectively funded by the CIA (amongst others) and is hosted by NATO. One extraordinary thing is that many American citizens, including ex-military and intelligence operatives, are included, as well as a significant number of citizens of NATO member countries. Perhaps the most remarkable element is that NATO has hosted the site (and a collection of affiliated websites) on its servers in Brussels. At the same time as NATO think tank the Atlantic Council boasts that Henry Kissinger is on its Board of Directors, NATO also hosts a kill list website on which Kissinger appears.
      Independent” Ukrainian “Kill List” Actually Run By Kiev, Backed By Washington
      by David Miller | MintPress News

      “war crimes.”

      Being added to the blacklist concentrates the mind wonderfully on the forces ranged against the possibility of truth and justice in the crisis-ridden West. When I was first accused, over a decade ago now, of antisemitism, my response was to intensify my research and writing activities on the organizations involved in defaming me. Since then I have produced a long catalog of work on the Zionist movement as well as on Western propaganda activities. Of course, the defamatory attacks encourage an atmosphere where social media threats can be made. But the issue of Nazism in Ukraine will be seen in retrospect as a defining issue of our era and it is important to remember that the reason I and many others are threatened by the Ukraine government and their NATO backers is because we in turn threaten to expose them for what they are: Nazi collaborators.
      THE NATO-BACKED KILL LIST

      But what is the Center for Countering Disinformation? It is an official governmental body created in late March 2021, along with a similar organization, the Center for Strategic Communication, by President Zelensky himself. But are they related to other blacklisting websites like Myrotvorets (“Peacemaker”), widely seen as a “kill list”? Peeling back the layers of cover and deception enables us to trace the origins of the kill list, which is still being hosted in Ukraine.

      As it turns out, the covert “kill list” website is a product of the Ukraine regime, effectively funded by the CIA (amongst others) and is hosted by NATO. One extraordinary thing is that many American citizens, including ex-military and intelligence operatives, are included, as well as a significant number of citizens of NATO member countries. Perhaps the most remarkable element is that NATO has hosted the site (and a collection of affiliated websites) on its servers in Brussels. At the same time as NATO think tank the Atlantic Council boasts that Henry Kissinger is on its Board of Directors, NATO also hosts a kill list website on which Kissinger appears.

      • Western governments are all rotten to the core. Ukraine and zelensky are only symptoms of its decline and unavoidable demise. Chaos, censure and repression are already in europe and in my vue, it is only the beginning of worst to come. I hope i am wrong.
        As for the state israel born through violence, it also will disappear through violence. It is only a question of time

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