Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu revealed that the weapons supplied by Western countries to Ukraine end up in the Middle East and the black market.
“According to the available data, some foreign weapons supplied by the West to Ukraine are spread throughout the Middle East region, and they also end up on the black market,” Shoigu said in a conference call on Tuesday.
He added that the West, in the hope of prolonging the conflict in Ukraine, continues to supply weapons on a large scale, noting that more than 28,000 tons of military goods have already been delivered to the country, and “more than 28 thousand tons of military goods have already been delivered to the country.”
He also noted that the special operation in Ukraine will end with the full completion of all tasks, stressing that the priority today is to preserve the life and health of the Russian military and civilian population, saying, “Today, our main priorities are to preserve the life and health of subordinate personnel, and to exclude any threat to the safety of the civilian population. The military operation will continue. Special Forces until the tasks set by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces are completed.
“The engineering forces are taking measures to clear the territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics of mines and explosive objects. Currently, more than 3,700 hectares have been examined. 46,379 explosive materials have been discovered and neutralized,” he added.