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Russia said to destroy US weapons sent to Ukraine, Kyiv wants Washington to ensure security

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on April 23 that the Russian forces used a high-precision missile to destroy the logistics station at an airport. military near the city of Odessa, where foreign weapons are kept.

“This afternoon (April 23), the use of long-range precision rockets by the Russian Aerospace Forces removed a logistics station at a military airport near Odessa, where a shipment of foreign weapons was stored. from the US and European countries,” Konashenkov confirmed, according to TASS news agency. Odessa is a province in the southwestern part of Ukraine.

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Emergency responders extinguish a fire at a building following an attack in Odessa province on April 23.


Odessa provincial emergency services initially reported six people dead, 86 injured and a 16-story residential building on fire due to “enemy shelling,” according to RT. In a later press conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky clarified the announcement, saying at least eight people were killed and 18-20 injured.

Russia has repeatedly warned with NATO on the supply of weapons to Ukraine and declared that convoys carrying Western weapons supplied to Ukraine were legitimate military targets.

Also in the same press conference, which took place before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin arrived in Kyiv on April 24, President Zelensky said that he wanted to America agreed to become one of several countries to protect Ukraine from future threats, according to Reuters. He also expressed his hope that Ukraine will be guaranteed more powerful weapons in the upcoming dialogue with the two US ministers.

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Besides, President Zelensky said he thought Russia could use nuclear weapons, but he did not want to believe that would happen, according to Reuters. There is currently no information on Russia’s reaction to President Zelensky’s new statement.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on the Telegram messaging app that according to a document published by the Russian Defense Ministry on April 23, the US and its NATO partners have just entered the final stage of the establishment provocations in Ukraine aimed at convincing the international community that “Russia is using toxic biological and biological substances”, according to TASS news agency.

Zakharova also asserted that the US’s original plan to put economic pressure on Russia “did not work” and Washington “now is turning to weapons of mass destruction”.

There is currently no information on the US response to Ms. Zakharova’s statement.

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