Moscow, The Russian Defense Ministry warned on Friday that it would step up attacks on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in response to attacks on Russian soil, after accusing Ukraine of targeting Russian border towns.
The ministry said in a statement that it would increase the number of missile strikes against targets in Kiev in response to any terrorist attacks or sabotage carried out by Kiev’s nationalist regime in Russian territory.
The ministry said the strike on the Zhulyansky machine-building plant “Vizar” resulted in the destruction of long-range production range and workshop range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile systems as well as anti-ship missiles. The ministry also said its S-400 missile system shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter that attacked civilians.
On Thursday, Moscow accused Ukraine of sending a helicopter to bomb a village in Russia’s Bryansk region. The head of Russia’s Belgorod region said a village near the border had been fired upon by Ukraine, while residents of this and nearby villages had been evacuated as part of a precaution.