As Russian forces solidify their hold on Eastern Ukraine, Western weapons are flowing into the country incessantly to prolong the war and now in response the Kremlin has ordered missile strikes on a plant in Kiev allegedly storing newly delivered tanks.
Explosions rocked the Kiev suburbs of Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi early on Sunday morning, breaking the relative peace the city has enjoyed for several weeks.
One person was injured and Russian officials claimed the attack targeted tanks which had been given to Ukraine by European states but Ukranian government officials naturally denied any tanks were present at the scene of the strikes.
Oleksandr Kamyshin, the chair of the board of Ukrainian Railways, said the Russian claims were false. “There are no such tanks at the plant, as well as no military equipment. There are only cars that we repair. These carriages we need for export – these are, in particular, grain carriages,” he said.
However, Russia’s ministry of defence said the strikes had destroyed T-72 tanks, the same type of tank which NATO members in Europe had confirmed they were sending to Ukraine.
President Putin has warned that should long-range missiles be provided to Ukraine, the kind which have been promised by the United States to Kiev, that Russian forces would begin to hit “new targets”.
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