The Russian military sent cutting edge hypersonic fighter jets to the western Baltic region bordering Ukraine, according to its own announcement on Thursday.
Russia’s Defence Ministry said Three MiG-31 fighters that can carry Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were sent to the Chkalovsk air base in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea as part of “additional measures of strategic deterrence.”
The warplanes will apparently be on 24/7 alert.
The missiles were sent to Kaliningrad separately from the jets, according to reports.
They have already been used to strike some targets in Ukraine, and are very difficult to intercept because of their speed.
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