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Russia Requests Security Council Meeting On NATO Weapons Supplies To Ukraine


Russia's state-run Tass reporting that the Kremlin has officially requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on 9 December to discuss the provision of NATO weaponry to Ukraine.

  • Comes in the wake of several attacks on military bases and other facilities on Russian territory. On 5 December, Russian military claimed that it intercepted Ukrainian drones over military bases hundreds of miles into its territory around the conurbations of Ryazan and Saratov. The incidents saw three Russian service personnel killed and strategic bombers on the ground damaged.
  • On 6 December, another long-range attack from Ukrainian drones saw an oil storage tanker at an airfield in the Russian city of Kursk set alight.
  • Notably, the drones used in the attack were modified Soviet era Strizh drones, made in the 1970s for target practice, thereby removing Russia's ability to claim NATO equipment is being used to attack Russia directly.

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