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West supplies weapons to Ukraine, Russia calls it aggravating the conflict, threatens to make it a target

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TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Russia continued to pound parts of Ukraine with artillery and air strikes and subsequently deployed siege tactics.

So far, Russian forces have destroyed 3,491 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities, according to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

The war between Russia and Ukraine entered its 17th day on Saturday (12/3/2022).

The United States and its allies have been supplying Ukraine with weapons to counter Russian attacks.

Russia says if the West supplies weapons to Ukraine it will only exacerbate the conflict.

“We have warned the US that pumping Ukraine with weapons from several countries regulated by (Washington) is not only a dangerous move, but something that makes this convoy a legitimate target,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told the Channel. One Russia, as reported by rt.com.

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He did not specify where and when Russia would target the convoy.

Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force inspect new weaponry, including the NLAW anti-tank system and other portable anti-tank grenade launchers, in Kyiv on March 9, 2022, amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) (AFP/GENYA SAVILOV)

Ryabkov also warned that the “thoughtless surrender” of “dangerous weapons” such as portable air defenses and anti-tank missiles poses a threat to Western countries themselves.

Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also expressed concern over such weapons “going into the wrong hands”.

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“Portable air defense missiles could pose special risks to civil aviation in the skies over Ukraine or Europe for years to come, he added.

Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force inspect new weaponry, including the NLAW anti-tank system and other portable anti-tank grenade launchers, in Kyiv on March 9, 2022, amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)
Members of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force inspect new weaponry, including the NLAW anti-tank system and other portable anti-tank grenade launchers, in Kyiv on March 9, 2022, amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) (AFP/GENYA SAVILOV)

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