Attack on Kyiv likely attempt to disrupt supply of western arms - UK MoD - ednews.net

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Attack on Kyiv likely attempt to disrupt supply of western arms - UK MoD

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The Russian missile attack on Kyiv early on Sunday was likely an attempt to disrupt the supply of western military equipment to frontline Ukrainian units, according to British intelligence, Edneüs reports citing The Guardian.

The report, released by the UK Ministry of Defence, reads:

"In the early hours of 5 June, Russian Kh-101 air-launched cruise missiles struck rail infrastructure in Kyiv, likely in an attempt disrupt the supply of western military equipment to frontline Ukrainian units.

In the Donbas, heavy fighting continues in the contested town of Sieverodonetsk and Russian forces continue to push towards Sloviansk as part of their attempted encirclement of Ukrainian forces.”

Following the loss of the Russian cruiser Moskva in April, Russian forces have likely moved multiple air defence assets to Snake Island in the western Black Sea, the report adds.

"At sea, following the loss of the cruiser Moskva in April, Russian forces have likely moved multiple air defence assets to Snake Island in the western Black Sea, including SA-15 and SA-22 systems.

It is likely these weapons are intended to provide air defence for Russian naval vessels operating around Snake Island.

Russia’s activity on Snake Island contributes to its blockade of the Ukrainian coast and hinders the resumption of maritime trade, including exports of Ukrainian grain.”

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