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West open the floodgates to arms transfers to Ukraine

Ukrainian service members unpack Javelin anti-tank missiles from the US at Boryspil International Airport on Feb 10, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - Russia's military has begun hitting Ukrainian railway networks, fuel depots and other warehousing facilities in an effort to slow down Western weapon supply routes into Ukraine.

Yet, both the United States and its European allies have pledged a massive increase in weapon transfers, with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin pledging to continue these supplies until Russia is "weakened" to such a degree that it will not ever contemplate another invasion in the future.

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