Russia warns of the risk of Ukraine using US missiles to attack the Crimea bridge

Russia warns of the risk of Ukraine using US missiles to attack the Crimea bridge 0

(Dan Tri) – A senior official of the Russian Ministry of Defense said that Ukraine could use long-range missiles provided by the US to attack the Crimea bridge.

The US Army’s Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) test (Photo: US Army).

`We should understand that the aid package that America is trying to provide to Ukraine is initially intended to help Ukraine be able to do something extraordinary on the battlefield. But two-thirds of this money will obviously stay

`I think that these missiles will be used to carry out terrorist attacks on Russian territories, where they can reach them. And it is not excluded that they may try to attack

Previously, an anonymous senior US official said that Washington secretly sent Ukraine an unknown number of Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS).

President Biden on April 24 signed a new bill, including an aid package worth nearly 61 billion USD for Ukraine.

According to US officials, Ukraine used ATACMS with a range of 300km for the first time on April 17, targeting a Russian air base about 165km from the front line.

Ukraine first received medium-range ATACMS missiles last September.

Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov accused the transfer of US ATACMS missiles to Ukraine of increasing the security threat to the Crimean peninsula and other Russian regions.

`Local officials have confirmed the fact that extremely dangerous weapons were sent to Kiev. It is clear that the transfer of ATACMS to the administration of (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky increases the threat to the security of

He was skeptical of the US commitment that the Ukrainian military promised not to use US-supplied missiles against targets in Russia.

`Neither these missiles nor other weapons can help defeat Russia,` the Russian diplomat declared.

Russia warns of the risk of Ukraine using US missiles to attack the Crimea bridge

Crimea Bridge (Photo: Sputnik).

The Crimea Bridge was built between 2016 and 2018 and is the only road and rail route connecting the Crimean peninsula to mainland Russia.

Since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict in 2022, many officials and commanders in Ukraine have threatened to destroy the 19km bridge connecting the Crimean peninsula and the Krasnodar region.

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