The official pointed out that the rocket launchers, the Javelin missile launchers, and the 155mm artillery systems will not make a decisive difference in the course of events, “They will only aggravate the situation, they will make this conflict continue. I think that the Ukrainians will only lose because of this.”
The deputy head of the Russian government warned that Moscow troops have already put out of commission many of the weapons that the West sent to Kiev.
He also criticized the decision of these countries to supply Ukraine with low-quality and outdated weapons, without mentioning it as they talking about military assistance.
“We have heard it repeatedly in the statements of captured Ukrainians themselves,” he said, commenting on prisoners’ complaints about expired weapons with dead batteries.
On the subject, President Vladimir Putin said he was convinced that the delivery of additional arms to Kiev has the sole objective of prolonging the armed conflict in Ukraine as much as possible.
The president said this in an interview for the Rossiya 1 channel on June 5th, referring to the recent approval by Washington of the shipment of HIMARS rocket launchers (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) and their projectiles to Ukraine.
“If they supply them, we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our means of destruction, which we do not lack, to attack the facilities that we have avoided attacking so far,” he stressed.