Russia warns arms shipments to Ukraine increase conflict tensions and bode ‘bad omen’

Russia warns arms shipments to Ukraine increase conflict tensions and bode ‘bad omen’

Britain ignores the Russian threat and says it will send 600 additional Brimstone missiles to help Ukrainians deal with the invasion

PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFPEscalation of the conflict in Ukraine
Russia says Western arms sales to Ukraine bode ill for European security

THE Russia The West warned this Thursday, 19th, against the continuation of the delivery of longrange weapons Ukraine does not bode well for European security. “It is potentially very dangerous, it would mean that the conflict will reach a new level, which of course does not bode well for European security,” said the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. These statements were made after the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyycriticized Berlin’s reluctance to supply his country with tanks on the eve of an important meeting of its allies in Germany to coordinate military aid Kyiv. “Sometimes you shouldn’t doubt yourself or compare yourself. Someone said, ‘I’ll give tanks if someone else does,'” Zelenskyy said in a video conference speech on the sidelines of the Davos Forum.

THE United Kingdom ignored the Russian warning and announced it would send another 600 Brimstone missiles to help Ukraine deal with the Russian invasion, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in Estonia. “Today I can announce that we will send an additional 600 Brimstone missiles to the theater of operations, which will be extremely important in helping Ukraine dominate the battlefield,” Minister Ben Wallace said during a visit to the Tapa military base. Western countries have refused to send longrange missiles to Kyiv since the conflict began, fearing it would trigger an escalation. Russia has accused the Ukrainian military of conducting drone strikes in the annexed Crimea peninsula and against targets in Russia, hundreds of kilometers from the Ukrainian border. Russia believes supplying arms to Ukraine will allow Zelenksy’s guts to attack Russian territory it’s also a Western fear, leading some countries to refuse to send heavier weapons, though Ukraine says it doesn’t have the equipment to will use attack, and yes to defend.

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Brimstone missile sent by Britain to Ukraine │PHILIP COBURN / POOL / AFP

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Davos on Wednesday that the countries in the military alliance would supply Kyiv with “heavier and more modern” weapons. In his speech, the Ukrainian leader also reiterated that the goal is to “liberate all our territories,” including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. “Crimea is our land, territory, sea and mountains. Give us your guns and we’ll get our land back,” he told his western allies. “Crimea is our land, territory, sea and mountains. Give us your guns and we’ll get our land back,” he told his western allies. Regarding Western aid to Kyiv, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Thursday that he would travel to the Ukrainian capital to discuss new aid measures with Zelenskyy.