After the Russian Defense Ministry had announced that they used their hypersonic Kinzhal missile to destroy an alleged warehouse filled with Ukrainian munitions as well as a fuel depot near Mykolaiv in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, US officials now confirm that it has indeed been used and that it is the very first time Russia had utilized the weapon in combat.

“On March 18, the Kinzhal aviation missile system with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles destroyed a large underground warehouse of missiles and aviation ammunition of Ukrainian troops in the village of Delyatin, Ivano-Frankivsk region,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that it launched a series of attacks from Crimean airspace, with its cruise missiles launching from ships in the Black and Caspian Seas. Furthermore, Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed that it successfully hit Ukrainian fuel depots in Kostiantynivka.

“Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the waters of the Black Sea against the Nizhyn plant that repairs Ukrainian armored vehicles damaged in the fighting,” he said.

According to a report by CNN, the US was able to track the launches in real-time after the Russian Ministry of Defense announced its usage.