Russia says it destroyed large batch of Western-supplied arms in Ukraine

A pile of missile remains collected after shellings in Kharkiv, Ukraine, pictured on April 25, 2022. PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday (April 27) its forces had destroyed a large quantity of Western-supplied weapons in southeastern Ukraine with long-range missiles.

"On the territory of the Zaporizhzhia aluminium plant, high-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles destroyed hangars with a large batch of foreign weapons and ammunition supplied by the United States and European countries for Ukrainian troops," the ministry said in a briefing.

It did not say what type of weapons were destroyed.

On Tuesday, on the invitation of the US, 40 countries held a security summit in Germany to discuss arms supplies to Ukraine with Washington pledging to move "heaven and earth" to help the Kyiv army defeat Russia.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has been pleading for heavier firepower to push back the Russian advance in the Donbas, but allies are wary of being drawn into a conflict that could spiral into an outright military confrontation between Moscow and Nato.

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