As fighting continues to rage in Sievierodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening new targets if long-range missiles are supplied to Ukraine, reports Russian press.
”Moscow will aim for new targets if long-range missiles are supplied to Ukraine”, Putin warns.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would strike new targets if the West supplied long-range missiles to Ukraine, judging that the current arms deliveries were aimed at “prolonging the conflict”. If long-range missiles are delivered to Ukraine, “then we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our weapons (…) to hit sites that we have not targeted so far”, Vladimir Putin said , quoted by Russian news agencies. He did not specify which targets might be affected.
These statements come a few days after the United States announced its decision to deliver to Ukraine Himars (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) multiple rocket launchers with a range of about 80 km. Military experts point out that this range is slightly greater than that of similar Russian systems, which would allow kyiv forces to strike enemy artillery from out of reach.
Russia said on Sunday it destroyed armor supplied to Ukraine by Eastern European countries in airstrikes on kyiv, the first in several weeks. “High-precision, long-range missiles fired by the Russian Aerospace Forces at the outskirts of kyiv destroyed T-72 tanks supplied by Eastern European countries and other armored vehicles that were in hangars of a railway car repair company, “Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.