On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said Russian forces destroyed a large stockpile of weapons provided by the US and European countries in missile strikes in Ukraine. The ministry said the strikes were delivered using Kalibr cruise missiles and that they targeted sites in the city of Zaporizhzhia.
The ministry said that the strikes “destroyed hangars with a large batch of foreign weapons and ammunition supplied to Ukrainian troops by the United States and European countries.”
While what exactly has been destroyed isn’t clear, Russia has been reporting frequent strikes on arms provided by the US and its allies. Over the weekend, Moscow said it targeted a depot containing weapons provided by NATO countries near Odessa.
According to Ukrainian officials, Russia has started targeting railway stations that are used to transport Western-provided arms. The Russians have repeatedly warned the US and its allies against pouring weapons into Ukraine, but the Western powers have only escalated military assistance.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the Biden administration has pledged about $3.7 billion in military aid for Ukraine. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin led a 40-nation conference in Germany on arming Ukraine and vowed the US would keep moving “heaven and earth” to get more weapons into Kyiv’s hands.