Russia has warned to attack supply chains of S-300 air defence systems to Ukraine as Slovakia made an announcement that it is ready to support Kyiv by providing the said defence system, reported local media on Friday.
As per the reports, the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow would not permit the transfer of the S-300 air defence system.
On Thursday, the defence ministry of Slovakia said that the nation is ready to send S-300 long-range air defence systems to Ukraine provided that Western allies give them a “proper replacement” to avoid creating a security gap, the reports said.
Meanwhile, U.S. based satellite, Terran Orbital assured to provide Ukraine with essential strategic assistance.
As per Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence, the satellite producer shares vital data and images of the Russian troops’ movement with the conflict-ridden country.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence took it to Twitter, stating that, “This critical information helps us defend our country from kremlin’s aggression & terrorism.”
As the war rages on, the President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, recalled the commitment by the EU with Ukraine amid Russia’s attack. In a virtual call, von der Leyen ensured Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of the EU’s ‘unabated support’.
On February 24, Russia has called a full-scale military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics requested help in defending themselves.
Russia has been facing huge pressure from the international community to halt its military operations in Ukraine, which has created a massive humanitarian crisis with thousands of refugees from Ukraine fleeing to the neighbouring nations to the West.