Russia on Monday warned of the Challenger 2 tanks promised by the United Kingdom Send to Ukraine Their battle against Vladimir Putin’s army will “burn like no other.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the UK of “using this country”. [Ukraine] According to Reuters, it is a tool to achieve their anti-Russian goals.
“These tanks are burning, just like any other,” Peskov said.
Vladimir Soloviev, A Russian state television presenter, “I see Britain now as a legitimate target for us,” he said on Sunday, Reuters reports, as it continues to supply arms to Ukraine.
On Saturday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office said “a window has opened where UK defense and security officials have backed away from Russia due to restructuring issues and falling morale”.
“The deployment of Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine is the start of a gear shift in support for the UK,” a statement said. “A platoon of 14 tanks will move into the country in the coming weeks after the Prime Minister told President Zelensky that the UK would provide additional support to help Ukraine’s ground war.
“About 30 AS90s, which are large, self-propelled guns manned by five gunners, are expected to follow,” the statement added.
The war has intensified again, with both Russia and Ukraine looking to bolster their forces and take control of the battleground in the Donbass, where fierce fighting continues along the 50-mile axis.
Zelenskyy has long urged Western allies to send their troops to the eastern front. Allied nations such as France and Poland have begun to respond to calls.
Paris promised to send AMX-10 RC light tanks earlier this month and Warsaw said it would send them this week. Leopard tanks made in Germany For a war-torn nation.
Polish President Andrzej Duda also said last Wednesday that he was in talks with allies to send more tanks, but he did not specify which countries he was referring to.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.