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Russia Threatens Attacks on Countries Supplying Arms to Ukraine

Russia has threatened attacks on countries that are supplying Ukraine with arms—including Britain, according to Russian daily Pravda.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to comments tby British armed forces minister James Heappey when he told British Times Radio that it is “completely legitimate for Ukraine to be targeting in Russia’s depth in order to disrupt the logistics that if they weren’t disrupted would directly contribute to death and carnage on Ukrainian soil.”

Spokeswoman Zakharova responded that if this is the case, it would in turn be legitimate for Russia to strike logistical targets inside of NATO countries if they supplied weaponry to Ukraine for the purpose of attacking Russia. “As far as I understand, Britain is one of those countries,” Zakharova said.

There have been reports of fires at fuel depots on Russian soil, and mixed reports of whether Ukraine had launched missile strikes to cause the damage.

The article boasted of the potential of Russia’s Kalibr missile, classified as a sea-launched land attack cruise missile with a range of up to 1500 miles.

“Who will be the first to be hit by the Kalibr?” the article asked, before listing “active suppliers of lethal weapons to Nazi Kyiv: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, Germany, USA.”

More likely to be struck first: “Romania, which could now invade Transnistria to help [its] Moldovan brothers… [Next,] Poland, through which all Western logistics for the arms supply goes.”

The attention on Romania and Moldova recalls Russian state media reports last week that there had been an attack on the separatist headquarters in eastern Moldova. Moldovan government officials cautioned that the activities could be intended to create a pretext for more Russian involvement in the region. Poland, meanwhile, has provided a vital center for aid to refugee Ukrainians displaced by the war.

The article, published by the newspaper which was formerly the official party newspaper of the USSR, reiterated that NATO is an aggressor and that “Nazi” Ukraine and Russia should be left alone to sort out security issues. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said that “talks on Ukraine are unlikely to be fruitful, provided Kyiv continues to be supplied with arms.”

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