BEIJING, June 6 — The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:
Moscow will “draw appropriate conclusions” and hit new targets if Washington delivers long-range missiles to Kyiv, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
“If they are handed over (to Kyiv), we will draw appropriate conclusions, and deploy our weapons to strike at the targets we haven’t hit before,” Putin told the Rossiya-1 television channel.
Because “the Ukrainian army is armed with similar systems,” the transfer of such weapons to Kyiv does not change anything, but will only prolong the conflict, Putin added.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday visited the frontline positions of the Ukrainian military in the Zaporizhzhia region in the south of the country, the presidential press service reported.
During the visit, Zelensky inspected the operational situation on the frontline and held talks with Ukrainian soldiers.
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Russian forces have destroyed T-72 tanks and other armoured vehicles supplied by Eastern European countries near Kyiv, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Sunday.
“High-precision, long-range air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed T-72 tanks and other armoured vehicles, which were housed in the buildings of an auto repair facility on the outskirts of Kyiv,” Konashenkov told a briefing.
According to earlier reports, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least one person was injured in rocket strikes on Ukraine’s capital Sunday morning. (Xinhua)