Fox News reported last week that invading Russian forces appeared to be concentrating the bulk of their efforts in the east of Ukraine.
Yet as the Daily Wire noted this weekend, that didn’t stop Russia from unleashing a missile barrage on the country’s capital.
Attack comes after U.S. promises new weapons for Ukraine
The website pointed to an Associated Press report as saying that rockets rained down in Kyiv on Sunday, marking the first such attack on the capital in five weeks.
The move apparently came in response to an announcement that the United States will deliver $700 million worth of additional military assistance to Ukraine.
This includes four precision-guided, medium-range rocket systems along with helicopters, Javelin anti-tank systems, radars, and tactical vehicles.
“All this fuss around additional deliveries of weapons, in my opinion, has only one goal: to drag out the armed conflict as much as possible,” Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying in a television interview on Sunday.
Putin warned that should Ukraine receive longer-range missile systems then his country will “draw appropriate conclusions and use our means of destruction, which we have plenty of, in order to strike at those objects that we haven’t yet struck.”
Russian lawmaker threaten nuclear war
Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlev said in a television appearance that Russia is capable of launching nuclear strikes on the United States.
“I will tell you absolutely competently that to destroy the entire the East Coast of the United States, two Sarmat missiles are needed,” he said.
The missile attack on Kyiv also comes just over two weeks after Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States would reopen its embassy in the city.
“Today we are officially resuming operations at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The Ukrainian people, with our security assistance, have defended their homeland in the face of Russia’s unconscionable invasion, and, as a result, the Stars and Stripes are flying over the Embassy once again,” Blinken said in a statement on May 18.
“We stand proudly with, and continue to support, the government and people of Ukraine as they defend their country from the Kremlin’s brutal war of aggression,” he added.