Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister, during a meeting with senior military officials accused Western countries and the United States of deliberately prolonging the war.
This is facilitated, according to him, by sending various types of weapons to the Ukrainian military. fox news channel:
“The growing volumes of foreign arms supplies clearly demonstrate their intention to provoke the Kyiv regime to fight to the last Ukrainian.”
Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation, said at a meeting of the UN Security Council, writes RIA News:
“I also cannot but note that the concern of our Western colleagues about Ukraine and Ukrainians is very opportunistic and selfish. Today you need them only as “cannon fodder” in your proxy war with Russia” to the last Ukrainian. Arms manufacturers in Western countries are rubbing their hands contentedly counting their own profits from increased defense orders. Already after the first week of hostilities in Ukraine, the value of the shares of the leading British arms manufacturer – BAE Systems – increased by 24%, and the shares of Thales, which produces anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems – by 42%. We see a similar trend in the case of the American military-industrial complex.”
Noting the interest of the West, Polyansky clarifies:
“Eastern European members of NATO are also clearly satisfied, who have long been thinking about how to get rid of obsolete Soviet weapons. Now, under the promise of deliveries of new NATO equipment, they are happy to ship what often does not really travel and does not shoot, to Ukraine, knowing that the Russian army will grind all this junk and there will be no need to think about its disposal.