Half Of Russia's Strategic Missile Units Have Been Rearmed With Hypersonics: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has in fresh statements revealed the status of Russia's hypersonic and nuclear-capable arsenal within the context of the Ukraine war.

In early May, Ukraine's military claimed to have intercepted Russian ballistic missiles for the first time in the conflict, using a US-made anti-air defense system. The Kremlin rejected the claims, but did confirm it had been using hypersonic missiles within specific or limited operations and long-range launches.

Putin said Wednesday, as translated in TASS: "About half of the units of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force have been equipped with the latest Yars missile systems and are being rearmed with modern Avangard warheads."