TE24 International Desk:
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned Sunday that Moscow will strike new targets assuming the West supplies long-range rockets to Ukraine and said new arms conveyances to Kyiv were pointed toward “dragging out the contention.”
On the off chance that Kyiv is provided with long-range rockets, “we will make the suitable inferences and utilize our arms … to strike targets we haven’t hit previously,” Putin was cited by Russian news organizations as saying.
In concentrates of a meeting to be communicated late Sunday on Rossiya-1 TV, Putin didn’t determine precisely which targets could be hit nor the specific scope of the rockets to which Moscow would respond.
Be that as it may, his remarks came only days after the United States declared it would supply Ukraine with Himars various send off rocket frameworks.
Himars is a versatile unit that can at the same time send off numerous accuracy directed rockets as much as 80 kilometers away.
Military specialists say that the scope of the Himars frameworks is somewhat longer than that of comparable Russian frameworks, meaning Kyiv’s powers could strike adversary gunnery while keeping out of Moscow’s compass.
US President Joe Biden has by and by precluded providing Ukraine with frameworks that could reach similar to Russia, in spite of Kyiv’s rehashed requests for such weapons.
Putin expressed that there was “the same old thing” in the weapons provided by Washington to Kyiv, and that Ukrainian powers had available to them weapons “like Soviet-or Russian-made frameworks.”
The scope of the rockets didn’t “rely upon the actual framework, yet on the rockets utilized,” the Russian chief proceeded.
“From what we know and see today, they are frameworks utilizing rockets with scope of 45-70 kilometers.”
Putin said that the sole point of the West providing arms to Ukraine was “to drag out the contention as far as might be feasible.”