Jun 11, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Ukrainian and British officials have warned that Russian forces are relying on weapons with potential to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine.
The U.K. Defense Ministry said Saturday that Russian bombers have likely been launching heavy 1960s-era anti-ship missiles that can cause severe collateral damage and casualties” when used on land targets.
A regional governor accused Russia of using incendiary weapons in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province.
Both sides have been expending large amounts of weaponry in what has become a grinding war of attrition.
Ukraine’s president has thanked the United Kingdom for its support of Kyiv, following an in-person meeting with Britain’s defence chief.
Defence Minister Ben Wallace met Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as well as his Ukrainian counterpart, during an unannounced two-day visit to the capital.