Russia’s Missile Strikes Have Not Inhibited Arms Supplies to Ukraine – Pentagon
Russia’s latest missile strikes on critical infrastructure across Ukraine have not affected the country’s ability to receive military support as aid continues to flow in.
This was stated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby at a Wednesday briefing, Ukrinform’s own correspondent reports.
Noting that the Russians have hit critical infrastructure targets in the west of Ukraine, including power substations, transportation hubs, and other facilities, Kirby said the U.S. sees the attacks as an attempt to undermine Ukraine’s ability to rebuild its forces.
He assured that despite such strikes, the United States retains every opportunity to supply military assistance, including weapons systems. According to Kirby, the United States and other Western partners of Ukraine have multiple ways to transport the necessary aid to Ukraine.
He added that the U.S. is constantly changing the ways it delivers lethal aid to Ukraine.
“Those ways change as they must,” Kirby said. “There’s redundancy built into the process.”
As Ukrinform reported, about 250,000 people were left without electricity as a result of missile strikes launched by Russians on Lviv region on the evening of May 3. The leaders of the region and city stressed that the enemy was deliberately hitting supply chains, in particular, those for humanitarian goods from the west to the east of Ukraine.
On Wednesday, May 4, the enemy struck at Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Cherkasy. Besides, reports came of a series of explosions in Mykolaiv and Brovary district, Kyiv region.