Missile hits bunker at a depth of more than 100 meters
The results and details of the missile attack carried out by the Russian Air Force at the beginning of March are known. According to the Greek political and military information portal Pronews, citing its American sources, a joint command and communication center of Ukraine and NATO near Lviv was hit by a hypersonic “dagger” in western Ukraine.
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According to one of the Telegram channels, we are probably talking about the defeat of the “shadow general staff” of NATO in Ukraine. It was located underground at a depth of 400 feet (120 meters), where about 300 people worked, including officers and military advisers of the alliance.
As you know, on March 9, the Russian Ministry of Defense posted on its official Telegram channel that in response to the terrorist actions organized by the Kiev regime in the Bryansk region on March 2, the Russian army launched a massive “retaliatory strike”. The ministry emphasized that the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system was used.
Pronews calls the strike by Russia's Kinzhal “a disaster for NATO forces in Ukraine” because the bunker housed NATO's operational command and planning center for the region. It was “protected by Iris-R and NASAMS air defense systems, all of which were destroyed on impact.”
Pronews reports that “up to 200 NATO officers were killed and NATO operations in Ukraine suffered irreversible damage.”
According to the portal, only 40 bodies were recovered from the ruins of the destroyed center. The rest of the dead are still buried under the rubble. It is reported that “most of them are British and Polish, but there were also Americans and representatives of private companies that maintain communications and data transmission.”
Pronews believes that “in the coming days it will become clear to what extent it will affect the conduct of Ukrainian and Western operations and attempts to stop the final phase of the Russian offensive on Bakhmut.” However, it is known that the other day a delegation of representatives of the General Staff visited the American Embassy in Kiev to hand over the lists of Americans who died underground during this rocket attack. In Lviv, it was the first that led to such huge losses of Western military specialists. At the same time, according to Pronews, one can hardly expect any violent reaction in European capitals on this occasion. Otherwise, it could be an open acknowledgment of the active participation of NATO troops in the war against Russia.
The hypersonic “dagger”, accelerating to a speed of 10 times the speed of sound, has enormous kinetic energy in itself. This allows it to penetrate deep underground where the warhead is detonated.