Kremlin says it used hypersonic missiles for second time

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia Sunday as Russian military said it had launched more strikes using hypersonic missiles on Ukrainian facilities.

Hypersonic aeroballistic missiles fired by Kinzhal aviation missile systems hit a Ukrainian fuel depot in Kostiantynivka near the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv, defense ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement posted to the Kremlin's Telegram channel.

It was the second day in a row that Russia said it used the Kinzhal, a system capable of striking targets 1,250 miles away at a speed 10 times the speed of sound.

In a speech delivered Sunday via Zoom to members of Israel’s parliament Zelenskyy accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to carry out a “permanent solution” against Ukraine. That was the term used by Nazi Germany for its genocide of some 6 million Jews.

Zelenskyy also noted that a Russian missile attack recently struck Babi Yar in Ukraine, where over 30,000 Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis over two days in 1941. The site is now Ukraine’s main Holocaust memorial.

Zelenskyy said late Saturday that the siege of the port city of Mariupol "will be remembered for centuries," for what he said were "war crimes" committed by Russian troops.

As fighting continued to rage, the Mariupol City Council on Sunday accused Russia of shelling an art school where 400 residents, including "women, children and the elderly," were sheltering.

The council also alleged, in a separate post on its Telegram channel, that several thousand people had been deported to Russia over the past week. NBC News was not able to independently verify these claims.

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