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Russia Destroyed Major Western Arms Depot in Ukraine: Report

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Russia claims to have destroyed a major US and European weapons depot in Ukraine using Kalibr cruise missiles, Reuters news agency quoted Interfax reported on Sunday (June 12th). In the report, the Russian Defense Ministry said weapons were allegedly destroyed in the Ternopil region.

On Saturday June 11, Reuters reported that the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that its air defense forces shot down three Ukrainian warplanes.

According to the ministry, the Russian military shot down two MIG-29 aircraft in the Mikolayiv region and one Su-25 fighter jet in the Kharkiv region.

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and other Western allies provided aid to Ukraine and supplied the war-torn nation with weapons to counter Russia .

Recently, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said that Ukraine needs continued military support from Western countries until it defeats Russian forces.

But Russia has consistently criticized the West for this, accusing the NATO nation of aggravating the crisis. Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States that Russia would hit new targets if the West supplied longer-range missiles to Ukraine for use in high-precision mobile rocket systems.

Meanwhile, latest reports indicate that at least 22 people were injured when Russia struck the western Ukrainian town of Chortkiv, the regional governor said on Sunday (June 12).

The strike was a rare attack in the west of the country. “Yesterday at 7:46 p.m. (4:45 p.m. GMT) Chortkiv was hit by four missiles, all fired from the Black Sea,” Volodymyr Trush said in a Facebook post.

Unlike eastern and southern Ukraine, which came under the brunt of Russian firepower, the western part of the country saw only sporadic attacks.

Russian strikes in the west tend to target military installations housing weapons and military equipment supplied by Western powers.

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