Ukraine claims to have intercepted Russian hypersonic missile

A soldier stands in front of Patriot missile launchers during a military exercise at Warsaw Babice Airport, Poland, on Feb. 7, 2023. (Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s Air Force claimed to have shot down a Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile on Saturday, which if true would be not only a military success, but also an important symbolic one.