... of the already de facto dead Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). Today, Vladimir Putin officially finished off this NATO's fig leaf and good riddance, if one asks me.
Now to this BS about Kinzhal allegedly shot down by Patriot PAC 3 which now allegedly is in 404. As anything emanating from 404 and carried by Western MSM is utter BS. It is the same trash as "Ghost of Kiev" and it is a scientific fact, which US propagandists from media--most of them lacking basic technological and operational literacy--are not aware of. Patriot cannot shoot down high speed maneuvering targets and its "combat record" even against simplest targets is rather pathetic. Obviously, for imbeciles from Popular Mechanics or other BSers with degrees in political "science" it is an unknown, or deliberately omitted, fact that official classification of Kinzhal in Russia is--Аэробаллистическая Гиперзвуковая Ракета (Aeroballstic Hypersonic Missile). It is this first qualifier which makes all the difference between purely ballistic missile such as Iskander, which still can fly at the quasi-ballistic trajectory but has a shorter range than Kinzhal. The 'burnout" speed of Iskander is still around M=6 which is genuine hypersonic.
And so, they invent BS. Even despite the fact that:
МОСКВА, 7 мая/ Радио Sputnik. Арсенала ВСУ недостаточно для защиты от российских гиперзвуковых ракет "Кинжал", признал спикер ВВС Украины Юрий Игнат.«"В украинском арсенале мало оружия, способного сбивать российскую ракету Х-47 "Кинжал". Никогда Patriot не работал с таким типом целей, как именно Х-47. Поэтому радоваться рано", – цитирует Игната URA.ru.
Officials in the administration of US President Joe Biden are reportedly “breathing a quiet sigh of relief” over reports that the UK will send long-range missiles to Ukraine. Washington views the provision of long-range weaponry to Ukraine as a step too far that would not be backed by lawmakers. The reaction was described by Politico in a newsletter on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources in the US government. The British plan had been covered by The Washington Post, which cited its own unnamed sources. Politico’s NatSec Daily was told that Washington’s position remained unchanged and that the Pentagon was not going to send Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS, to Ukraine, even with the UK crossing that line first – an outcome, the Post said, London had hoped for.
London better think twice about what it is doing, because it may see the count of its RN hulls reduced. They still cannot come to terms in London with the fact that their islands are nothing more than economic and military pipsqueak and if Russia decides to rearrange stones in London the US will not come to the aid. But then again, there is nothing more sad than seeing a midget trying to get to the draft in NBA.