Russia vows to target British weapons after rocket attack ‘escalates war’

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After the UK's Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, announced the successful deployment of British-made Starstreak anti-air systems in Ukraine, Russian ambassador Andrey Kelin. has told TASS news agency: "All arms supplies are destabilising, particularly those mentioned by Wallace.

"They exacerbate the situation, making it even bloodier. Apparently, those are new, high-precision weapons.

"Naturally, our armed forces will view them as a legitimate target if those supplies get through the Ukrainian border."

Ben Wallace has said that the Ukrainians will need the right kit to take on the Russian army as it continues to pummel Ukrainian cities with its bombs and missiles.

According to The Times Britain is set to send smart weapons similar to the “kamikaze” Switchblade drones given to the Ukrainians by the US.

A Whitehall source said that allies were “planning for the long term” and were finding ways to help Ukraine to “keep getting stronger while Russians weaken”.

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