Putin sends a warship armed with hypersonic missiles into active battle
As the battle in Ukraine rages on, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a ship equipped with hypersonic cruise missiles in the direction of the Atlantic and Indian seas.
Putin participated in a ceremony marking the launch of the Admiral Gorshkov cruiser on Wednesday via video conference.
According to Moscow, the Admiral Gorshkov frigate will travel to the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The commander of the frigate, Igor Krokhmal, and Russia's minister of defense, Sergei Shoigu, were also involved.
Putin announced that the ship has the newest hypersonic missile system, called "Zircon," which had no counterparts before he gave the order for it to enter military service.
He continued, "I would want to wish the team success in their work for the benefit of the Motherland."
The frigate, according to Shoigu, would travel to the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, and Indian oceans.
The hypersonic missiles on board could defeat any missile defense system and had a range of more than 1,000 kilometers, he continued, adding that it was capable of delivering "pinpoint and powerful attacks on the enemy at sea and on land" (620 miles).
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