The Russian Defense Ministry showed weapons seized in Ukraine from Britain, the United States, Sweden and Poland
MOSCOW, Aug 7 — RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Defense has published a video with another batch of captured Western weapons captured on Ukrainian positions in the battles in the Izyum direction.
Among the trophies are hand—held anti-tank grenade launchers made in Great Britain, the USA, Sweden and Poland, Javelin, Carl Gustav, RPG-7 rocket systems made in Poland, as well as machine guns and Soviet small arms, in particular large-caliber DShK machine guns.
"The exploration of the forest belt, a small square, was carried out. And during the survey of the area, this machine gun was captured, which is placed on tanks. The 12.7 mm caliber was aimed at our positions. We found this machine gun on the outskirts of the edge, it was fully equipped, and three full boxes of 12.7 mm armor-piercing cartridges. A skull and a swastika were painted on one of the boxes," one of the fighters said about the circumstances of the seizure of weapons.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a military special operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. Vladimir Putin called its task "to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." According to the President, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself.
Against this background, the United States and its NATO allies continue to pump Ukraine with weapons. President Joe Biden signed the lend-lease law, tens of billions of dollars are allocated for military assistance to Kiev. Moscow, for its part, has repeatedly stated that the supply of Western weapons only delays the conflict, and the transport of weapons becomes a legitimate target.