Ukraine war: Russia says it destroyed tanks supplied by Eastern European countries in strikes on Kyiv

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Russia claimed on Sunday June 5 that it destroyed tanks in strikes on Kyiv. The tanks were reportedly supplied to Ukraine by Eastern European countries.

As quoted by Reuters news agency, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said: “Long-range high-precision missiles fired by Russian Aerospace Forces on the outskirts of Kyiv destroyed T-72 tanks”.

Konashenkov further added that the tanks were “provided by Eastern European countries”. He said that and other “armored vehicles that were in hangars”.

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Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday (June 5), Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said the Ukrainian capital had been hit by “several explosions in the Darnytsky and Dniprovsky neighborhoods of the city”. His demands are the first such strikes on the capital since April 28.

On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Russia would strike new targets if the West supplied longer-range missiles to Ukraine for use in missile systems. high precision mobile rockets.

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After Russia announced the invasion of Ukraine, calling it a special “military operation”, the United States and its European allies supplied Kyiv with weapons such as drones, Howitzer heavy artillery, Stinger anti-aircraft and Javelin anti-tank missiles. However, Washington has ruled out sending its own or NATO forces to Ukraine.

Recently, US President Joe Biden said Washington would provide Ukraine with M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, after receiving assurances from Kyiv that it would not be used to target Russia. .


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