Russia says US and NATO arms carriers are legitimate targets

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with TASS news agency on Wednesday that Russia would consider US and NATO vehicles carrying weapons into Ukraine as legitimate targets.

Any attempt by the West to cause significant damage to the Russian military or its separatist allies in Ukraine would be “severely suppressed”, he said.

“We caution that we will consider the transportation of US and NATO weapons through Ukrainian territory as legal military targets,” Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the TASS agency.

“We make it clear to Americans and other Westerners that efforts will be made to slow down our ‘special operation’ to inflict maximum damage on Russian troops and formations in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics,” he said.

with Reuters