Ukraine downs Russian hypersonic missile with US Patriot

Ukraine downs Russian hypersonic missile using US Patriot system

The missile was fired from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea

It was intercepted by a Ukrainian missile defense system

Ukraine has been battling Russian-backed separatists in its east since 2014

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have escalated in recent weeks

The hypersonic missile is capable of traveling at speeds of over 6,000 km/h

The Patriot missile defense system is designed to intercept incoming threats

The US has been supporting Ukraine with military aid and training

The incident highlights the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia

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