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Russian military destroys Western arms consignment in Ukraine's Zhytomyr

The defence ministry said in a statement the strike took out "a large batch of weapons and military equipment delivered from the USA and European countries"

Ukrainian servicemen ride atop an armoured fighting vehicle, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at an unknown location in Eastern Ukraine (Photo: Reuters)
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Ukrainian servicemen ride atop an armoured fighting vehicle, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at an unknown location in Eastern Ukraine (Photo: Reuters/File)

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The Russian military said on Saturday it had destroyed a major consignment of Western arms in Ukraine's Zhytomyr region, west of Kyiv, using sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles.

The defence ministry said in a statement the strike took out "a large batch of weapons and military equipment delivered from the USA and European countries" and intended for Ukrainian troops in the eastern Donbas region where the fighting is concentrated.

Reuters could not independently verify the report, which also said Russian missiles had struck fuel storage facilities near Odesa on the Black Sea coast and shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 aircraft and 14 drones.

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 2:46 PM IST

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