The Russian Ministry of Protection explained on Sunday it struck a army airfield in southern Ukraine loaded with weapons and ammunition from the United States and Europe.
The ministry promises a “substantial-precision” Onyx missile was utilized by Russian forces to wipe out the airfield’s runway and a hanger keeping the weapons and ammunition. The alleged assault happened at the key airport of the Ukrainian metropolis of Odesa. The regional governor of Odesa, Maksym Marchenko, explained that the missile was introduced from the Russian-annexed location of Crimea.
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“Significant-precision missiles ‘Onyx’ in the Odesa location at a army airfield wrecked a hangar with weapons and ammunition gained from the United States and European international locations, and also wrecked the runway,” the Russian Ministry of Protection explained in a Telegram publish on Sunday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky verified that a recently built runway in the Black Sea port metropolis experienced been wrecked in a late evening deal with on Saturday, and he vowed to rebuild it.
“We will, of system, rebuild it. But Odesa will under no circumstances forget about Russia’s habits towards it,” Zelensky explained.
The Ukrainian chief did not say whether or not any weapons, ammunition, or gear furnished by the U.S. or Europe have been wrecked in the airstrike.
Final 7 days, the Biden administration proposed a $33 billion paying out monthly bill that contains $twenty billion for weapons, ammunition, and other army aid for Ukraine.
The U.S. has allotted just about $4 billion in army help for Ukraine because Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion.
The Washington Examiner has attained out to the Pentagon for remark.