Ukraine. Russia says US aided alleged Ukrainian drone attacks

GENEVA: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said on Thursday that drone attacks which Kyiv would have been carried out on Russian military bases would have been possible only with the help of the United States.
Sergei Ryabkovwho is in Geneva to address the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Conference on Disarmament session, said Washington must have provided intelligence and information on targeting.
“Some time ago Kyiv launched drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) attacks on facilities that provide bases for our long-range aviation in the Saratov region and also in the Ryazan region,” he said. he said at a press conference.
“We know that these attacks would never be possible without very thorough and sophisticated assistance from the United States to the Ukrainian military, including targeting, of course, the provision of intelligence and also technical assistance from the United States. ‘other types.’
In early December, the Russian Defense Ministry said Ukrainian drone attacks caused explosions at two airfields that killed three people.
One of them is Engels Air Base in the southern Saratov region more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the border with Ukraine, where some of Russia’s strategic nuclear bombers are kept.
The airfields were targeted by Soviet-made drones, the ministry said at the time.
The United States said on December 6 that it had not “allowed” Ukraine to carry out strikes inside Russia, after a series of drone attacks on facilities linked to the army deep in Russian territory.
Ukraine has never said whether or not it deployed drones against Russian territory.


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