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Russia says it destroyed weapons delivered by US and EU to Ukraine

Samizdat | April 23, 2022

Russian forces have destroyed a logistics terminal in Odessa that held a large batch of foreign weapons, Moscow said on Saturday amid its ongoing military offensive in Ukraine. However, the city’s authorities claimed that its air defense group destroyed two missiles but that another four hit a military target and residential buildings, leading to victims. It was not immediately clear if the civilian buildings were hit as a result of attempts by Ukrainian forces to strike down the missiles initially aimed at a military target.

According to Russian military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, in the afternoon, “high-precision long-range air-launched missiles” hit a logistics terminal located on a military airfield near Odessa, where “a large batch of foreign weapons received from the United States and European countries was stored.”

Russia has repeatedly warned NATO against sending arms to Ukraine and stated that it would consider arms convoys to be legitimate military targets.

Odessa regional emergency services earlier said that “as a result of an enemy shelling,” a sixteen-story residential building caught fire, which was put out in about two and a half hours.

“At this point it is known that 6 people died, including one child, and 18 people were injured. Two people were rescued from the rubble, 86 people were evacuated,” the authorities said in a statement.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking later at a press conference in Kiev, elaborated on these claims.

“At this very moment eight people have died. Eighteen or twenty have been injured. A three-month old child died. A three-month old child was killed. When the war started, this child was just one month old. Can you imagine this?” Zelensky said.

According to the press office of Ukraine’s South Air Command, on Saturday the air defense group destroyed two cruise missiles, allegedly launched by Russian TU-95 strategic aircraft from the Caspian Sea, and two operational-tactical level UAVs, which “presumably corrected the flight of cruise missiles and placed active obstacles to air defenses.”

“Unfortunately, 2 missiles hit a military facility and 2 {hit} residential buildings,” the Ukrainian military claimed.

April 23, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Russian forces have destroyed a logistics terminal in Odessa that held a large batch of foreign weapons”….

    Britain and the USA(ie NATO) are complicit in the destruction going on in Ukraine. Their “implanted Stooge Zelensky” is their “Go To Guy” in Ukraine, so, why wouldn’t Russia “take action” to destroy the threat coming from the West?
    Russia is not playing “Mr Nice Guy” in this conflict, and, I hope, when it’s over, Zelensky has a “Plan B” in place.
    Maybe he will make lots of money in the USA, appearing on MSM Talk Shows….(and being WELL PAID, by his masters)
    And, by the way, WHO is paying for these expensive weapons pouring into Ukraine? I suspect it will be added to the USA/UK’s NATIONAL DEBT(ie THE US/UK TAXPAYERS)………(Not the Tax Evaders)….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 23, 2022 | Reply

  2. More (replacement) weapons of war to be ordered from/shipped by the MICs…more taxpayer dollars to be used to pay for them.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | April 23, 2022 | Reply

    • The American, British, and European PEOPLE are paying for ALL this incredible WASTE of MONEY(While the Arms Dealers, thrill to the profits they are making(and it’s almost guaranteed that their Profits will escape the TAX MAN(…so, the British, American, and European TAX PAYERS will have to “pick up the bill”….

      “Ain’t Capitalism Great”?(and nobody seems to be noticing…….)

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 23, 2022 | Reply

      • I can still hear “Rotten RONNY REAGANS words, “Government should get out of the way, and let business to it’s thing”……..and the crowds cheered………Well, they’re Not cheering now……..

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 23, 2022 | Reply


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