UK MoD says recent attack on Kyiv likely trying to disrupt Western weapons

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The British Ministry of Defense claimed that the Russian missile attack on Kyiv on Sunday June 5 could have been an attempt to disrupt the supply of Western arms and military equipment to Ukraine. For the first time in over a month, Russia hit the Ukrainian capital with missiles.

In the aftermath of the Russian-Ukrainian war, European allies supplied Kyiv with weapons such as drones, Howitzer heavy artillery, Stinger anti-aircraft and Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The supplies have angered Russia and despite constant warnings from Moscow, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said on Sunday June 5 that the war-torn nation needed continued military support from Western countries. until she defeats the Russian forces.

“We have already entered a protracted war and we will need constant support. The West must understand that its help cannot be one-off, but something that continues until we win,” Malyar said. by the AFP news agency.

Meanwhile, the report released by the UK Ministry of Defense suggests that Russia has apparently targeted Western military equipment supplied to Ukrainian frontline units.

The report read: “In the early hours of June 5, Russian Kh-101 air-launched cruise missiles struck rail infrastructure in Kyiv, likely in an effort to disrupt the supply of Western military equipment to Ukrainian first-line units. line.”

“In Donbass, heavy fighting continues in the disputed city of Sievierodonetsk and Russian forces continue to push towards Sloviansk as part of their attempt to encircle Ukrainian forces,” the report added.


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