Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West that if the United States supplies long-range missiles to Ukraine, new targets will be attacked.
Russia’s Tas news agency quoted a local television channel as saying on Sunday.
“If such missiles are delivered, we will hit targets where they have not yet hit,” Putin said.
Putin did not say what the new target might be. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
Since the start of the war, Ukraine has been seeking from the Western world multiple rocket launcher systems, such as the M260 and M142 HIMARS. With which they want to strike at the Russian forces and their arsenal.
US President Joe Biden this week announced plans to supply Ukraine with the HIMARS rocket system.
Earlier, he had received assurances from Ukraine that the missiles would not be used to hit targets inside Russia.
Russian officials have warned that the war could escalate if the United States provides Ukraine with a state-of-the-art rocket system.
“The United States will not be able to make any fundamental change on the battlefield,” Putin said.