Ukraine: Russia deploys hybrid weapon

More casualties were discovered in the Ukrainian city of Kupyansk after last Tuesday’s Russian shelling. This was announced by the German news website

The regional military administration reported a cruise missile of the new type “Grom-E1” hit, killing six men and two women. Earlier, there was talk about six fatalities. Among the dead were reportedly two volunteer evacuees. According to the military chief of Kharkiv region, Oleh Synegubov, the Russian cruise missile destroyed three vehicles in which the civilians were sitting. The “Grom-E1” model is described in the media as a novel Russian hybrid between a guided aerial bomb and a cruise missile.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

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