Russia's hysterical response to the transfer of long-range Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine: what they threatened
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in connection with the UK government's decision to provide Ukraine with Storm Shadow long-range precision cruise missiles. The Russian government regards this as a hostile step against their country.
This was reported by the BBC Russian Service. According to the Russians, the transfer of long-range missiles could lead to a serious escalation of the situation at the front.
"We regard this decision as another extremely hostile step by London, aimed at further pumping Ukraine with weapons and leading to a serious escalation of the situation in the area of the special military operation," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
It is noteworthy that the Russian authorities continue to threaten "neutralisation measures" over the decision to transfer such weapons.
"The Russian side reserves the right to take all necessary measures to neutralise threats that may arise as a result of Ukraine's use of British cruise missiles," the Russian Foreign Ministry warned.
It is worth noting that on May 11, it became known that the UK had handed over several long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine. Ukraine's defence forces have received a new long-range strike capability ahead of the long-awaited counter-offensive against Russian troops. These missiles have a range of about 560 km, but the export version of the missile is capable of hitting targets up to 300 km away.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russia reacted to the delivery of Storm Shadow and said it had a "negative" attitude to such military assistance. They also traditionally threatened an "adequate response".
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