Russia warns West against long-range weapons for Ukraine | Inquirer News

Russia warns West against long-range weapons for Ukraine

/ 09:44 PM June 06, 2022
Russia warns West against long-range weapons for Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: Police officers block access to Red Square during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in central Moscow on March 2, 2022. – Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on March 2 urged Russians to stage daily protests against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the country should not be a “nation of frightened cowards” and calling Vladimir Putin “an insane little tsar.” (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Moscow, Russia — Moscow warned Monday that it would respond to Western supplies of long-range weapons to Ukraine by stepping up efforts to push Kyiv’s forces further from its border.

“The more long-range weapons you supply, the further we will push away from our territory” the line of Ukrainian forces, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Moscow would hit new targets if the West supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles.

Washington and London have defied Putin’s warnings against supplying Kyiv with advanced weapons, saying they would send long-range missile systems to Ukraine.

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The US last week announced it would give Kyiv its high mobility artillery rocket system, known as HIMARS, which can simultaneously launch multiple precision-guided missiles and is superior in range and precision to existing systems Ukraine has.

READ: Biden announces new $700 million in military aid for Ukraine

Britain said Monday it will mirror the United States and send long-range missile systems to Ukraine too.

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