Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would hit new targets if the United States supplied Ukraine with long-range missiles, according to Russian state media.
The delivery of new weapons to Kyiv is only aimed at “prolonging the armed conflict as long as possible”, Putin said in an interview with the Rossiya-1 TV channel, Russian state media TASS reported.
In the case of long-range missile deliveries to Kyiv, Russia will draw “appropriate conclusions” and strike “facilities” it has not yet targeted, he said.
“If they are supplied, we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our own weapons, of which we have enough, to hit the facilities that we are not yet targeting,” Putin said, commenting on the situation regarding the supply of US weapons. . Multiple Rocket Launcher (MLRS) to Ukraine.
Providing US MLRS to Ukraine essentially changes nothing, since Kyiv previously had similar weapons, including missiles with similar range, so they are simply making up for their losses, Putin said, according to TASS.
US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States was supplying Ukraine with “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” as its war with Russia continues.