Russia bombs a military factory in kyiv and raises its tone against the United States

WAR IN UKRAINE – A military factory manufacturing tanks in particular was targeted this Saturday morning, April 16 by a bombardment in the suburbs of kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, noted an AFP journalist.

A large number of soldiers and police were present on the spot, preventing access to the complex, from which smoke was billowing. The mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, indicated on Facebook that he had no information on the potential victims at this stage.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had targeted a military equipment factory in kyiv. “High-precision, long-range air-to-surface weapons destroyed production buildings of an arms factory in Kyiv,” the ministry said in a statement on Telegram.

On Friday, Russia had already bombed another missile factory near kyiv in response to the sinking of the cruiser Moskva, Russian flagship, after Ukrainian strikes.

Washington puts “fuel on the fire”, according to Moscow

As the war continues to rage, Russia this week issued a formal complaint to the United States warning the US government of “unforeseeable consequences” following its surge in military aid to Ukraine, according to news reports. by AFP this Saturday, April 16.

According to this diplomatic note, Moscow warns the United States and NATO against sending “more sensitive” weapons to Ukraine, judging that such military equipment put “fuel on the fire” and could provoke of “unforeseeable consequences”, reported the washington post.

The warning came as US President Joe Biden pledged $800 million worth of new military aid to Ukraine, including helicopters and armored personnel carriers.

A “more aggressive attitude” of Russia towards the United States to fear?

“What the Russians are telling us privately is precisely what we are telling the world publicly, that the massive aid we are providing to our Ukrainian partners is proving to be remarkably effective,” a senior US official said, quoted by the post. The State Department declined to comment.

According to New York Timesthis note was sent through normal diplomatic channels and is not signed by a senior Russian official.

CNN indicated for its part, quoting a source familiar with the matter, that this formal complaint could mean that Moscow is preparing to adopt a more aggressive attitude against the United States and NATO.

Joe Biden gave the green light on Wednesday to massive new military aid to Ukraine, with heavier equipment than that delivered so far. These new American deliveries will include some of the “very effective equipment that we have already delivered” to Ukraine, but also “new capabilities”, including in particular “artillery systems” and “armoured personnel carriers”, said the US executive.

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