Russian MoD: Large Amount of Weapons Supplied by West to Ukraine Has Been Seized

3
3127

US President Joe Biden boasted in January he had already sent more than $600 million worth of military aid to Ukraine since taking office a year prior. On Thursday, Congressional Democrats announced plans to send another $600 million.

The Russian military said on Friday it had seized a large cache of Western-supplied weapons inside of Ukraine.

 

The cache included American-made FGM-148 Javelin and British-made MBT NLAW anti-tank missiles, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The two fire-and-forget missile systems have been a key part of Western aid supplied to Ukraine in recent years, intended to be a soft defense against Russia’s considerable armored forces. Biden said in January that he had already sent $600 million in aid to Ukraine, which was just a drop in the bucket of shipments sent since 2014. However, the NLAWs only arrived last month as part of a rushed shipment amid tense negotiations between Russia and NATO.

NATO said on Friday it would continue to provide “practical assistance” to Ukraine and called on other states to do the same. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that would include air defense systems.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, enabled by Belarus. We call on Russia to immediately cease its military assault, to withdraw all its forces from Ukraine and to turn back from the path of aggression it has chosen,” the Brussels-based alliance said. Ukraine is not a member of the alliance, but has cooperated closely with the bloc and was considered a prospective future candidate for membership – one of Russia’s key objections in the security talks prior to the present conflict.

The MoD said on Friday that it had destroyed a total of 211 military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine since the present “neutralization” operation began on Thursday morning. The cities of Konotop and Sumy, in northeastern Ukraine, had also been blockaded by the Russian Army. Other cities near the border have also been blockaded and circumvented by Russian forces, including historic Chernigov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the present operation on Thursday morning, saying that Ukraine would be rendered a neutral country and the “Nazi” leadership would be removed. He also said that perpetrators of war crimes against the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, which rebelled against Kiev in 2014, would be brought to justice. On Friday, Putin called on the Ukrainian military to overthrow the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying they might be more reasonable to negotiate with.

ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy

3 COMMENTS

  1. Does the NATO moron have any idea how they are going to get them into the country? Russia will see any attempts to resupply and deal with them accordingly. Hopefully, shoot on site. Instead of destroying these weapon caches, they should give them to Hezbollah, where they can write on them ‘courtesy of NATO’ as they ‘give’ them to Israelis…or give them to Iran, where hopefully they can get them to Yemen. There should be some good come of them to counter our evil deeds.

  2. Most of the US armaments are unproven and over-priced junk. Especially Javelin. Just part of the plan to keep the MICC well fed. I doubt any of the Ukranian units have any idea how to use these weapons. So they are passing out Molotov cocktails to civilians instead. Bingo.

Comments are closed.