Russia has said it could target Western arms suppliers to Ukraine.
According to media reports, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, “We have warned the United States that sending weapons to Ukraine from various countries is not only a dangerous move, but also a threat to the Russian military.”
“Moscow has warned Ukraine of the consequences of the weapons being supplied, including man-made air defense systems, anti-tank missile systems and other such weapons,” he said.
Russia’s deputy foreign minister says the United States has not taken Russia’s warning seriously. He added that the issue of Ukraine was not being discussed between the United States and Russia.
Earlier on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a plan to recruit 16,000 fighters from the Middle East to take part in the war in Ukraine.
Putin told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a Security Council meeting in Moscow that “if you see people who want to come for help voluntarily, not for money, we should give them what they want.” And they should be helped to reach the war-torn area. “
Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky has said his country is fighting an enemy that “gathers reserves and recruits from all over Russia to plunge into the hell of war, which will turn against our people from Syria.” Has come up with the idea of bringing in troops.
Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago. It has bombed major Ukrainian cities and is now advancing on the Russian capital, Kiev.
Fierce fighting continues in the northwestern part of Kiev. As a result of the talks, civilians have been evacuated from areas where fighting was taking place.