Day 161 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia Officially Accused the US of Direct Intervention in the War

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

For the first time: Russia accused the US of direct intervention in the war in Ukraine

For the first time, Russia accused the United States of direct intervention in the war in Ukraine. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in Moscow said that Washington approves the targets of the HIMARS systems it has provided to Kyiv. These are salvo fire systems that fire precision-guided missiles at targets up to 70 kilometers away.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Joe Biden's administration was responsible for shelling residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Donbas and other regions. So far, there has been no comment from the United States, and no independent confirmation of Moscow's statements.

The US denies that Russia destroyed American missile systems in Ukraine

The Pentagon has denied Russian claims that Moscow has destroyed six HIMARS missile systems since the start of the conflict in Ukraine. According to a spokesman for the Department of Defense in Washington, the words of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, said earlier yesterday, are false. The spokesman said the Ukrainians were "using with devastating precision and efficiency the systems, all of which are available."

Spain can't send tanks to Kyiv

Spain cannot send its decommissioned Leopard 2 A4 tanks to Ukraine because they are in an "absolutely deplorable state" and could pose a danger to the people who operate them, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles Fernandez said today.

Last month, Robles said the possibility was "on the agenda" after Spanish newspaper El...

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