Russia says it downed a US-supplied rocket-propelled bomb fired by Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen carry rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles as they walk towards the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, on March 13, 2022. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)
Ukrainian servicemen carry rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles as they walk towards the city of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, on March 13, 2022. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)

Russia says it has downed in Ukraine a long-distance rocket-propelled bomb recently supplied to Kyiv by the United States — a weapon seen as vital for a planned Ukrainian counter-offensive.

“Air defense downed… a GLSDB guided rocket” in the conflict zone, the ministry says in a statement, referring to a ground launched small diameter bomb which has a range of up to 150 kilometers (90 miles).

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