The Russian military said on Saturday it had destroyed a large shipment of Western weapons in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr region, west of kyiv, using sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles.
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the strike took away “a significant batch of weapons and military equipment delivered from the United States and European countries” and intended for Ukrainian troops in the eastern region of Donbass where concentrate the fighting.
Reuters could not independently verify the report, which also said Russian missiles hit fuel storage facilities near Odessa on the Black Sea coast and shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 and 14 planes. drones.
In its latest update on the war, which Russia calls a “special military operation,” the Defense Ministry also said Russia struck numerous Ukrainian command posts.
The West has stepped up its arms shipments to Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24, and the Russian military is trying to intercept and destroy them. Moscow says Western arms shipments to kyiv and the imposition of drastic sanctions on the Russian economy amount to a “proxy war” by the United States and its allies.
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