MOSCOW The Russian armed forces are reacting as harshly as
possible to terrorist attacks by Ukraine against civilians in
Russia using NATO weapons, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
said on Tuesday.
Using NATO weapons, the Kiev authorities continue to strike at
social facilities, carry out terrorist attacks against peaceful
Russian citizens. Our armed forces react as harshly as possible to
the actions of Ukrainian militants, Shoigu said at a conference
The Western support to Kiev only prolongs the conflict but will
not affect the outcome of Moscows special military operation,
Military support for Ukraine only prolongs the hostilities, but
cannot affect the outcome of the special military operation, the
Shoigu also said that the West supplies more and more military
equipment to Ukraine.
We monitor the amount and routes of supply and, when we detect
them, we strike, Shoigu said.
The defense minister added that Western curators continue to
demand from Ukraine to launch mass offensive operations.
Despite the significant losses of Ukrainian armed forces,
Western curators continue to demand that the Kiev regime switch to
large-scale offensive operations, Shoigu said.
Ukraine lost more than 16,000 military in May as a result of the
military operation, Shoigu said.
Groups of Russian troops continue to inflict effective fire
damage on the enemy. This month alone, its [Ukraines] losses
amounted to over 16,000 military, Shoigu said during a conference
Ukraine also lost 16 aircraft, five helicopters, 466 unmanned
aerial vehicles, more than 400 tanks and other armored fighting
vehicles, 238 field artillery pieces and mortars, the minister
Additionally, Russian air defense systems intercepted and
destroyed 29 UK Storm Shadow cruise missiles and almost 200 HIMARS
long-range guided missiles in May, Shoigu said, adding that Russian
troops have recently hit another US Patriot anti-aircraft missile
system in Kiev.
The drone attack carried out by Ukraine early on Tuesday
targeted civilian facilities of Moscow, minister said.
This morning, the Kiev regime carried out a terrorist act in the
Moscow region. I would like to note that it was against civilian
targets. Eight aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicles were involved
in it. All of them were hit, Shoigu said during a conference
Ukraine attacked the Russian capital with eight unmanned aerial
vehicles early on Tuesday, all drones were shot down, the Russian
Defense Ministry said.
Three of th...