Russia claims Western arms sent to Ukraine are going to Middle East, black market

Russia claims that some of the weapons the West is sending to Ukraine are spreading across the Middle East and ending up on the black market.

Speaking in televised remarks, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Ukraine has received more than 28,000 tons of military cargo so far, and some of the Western weapons are appearing in the Middle East.

He does not provide any details to back up his claim.

“In the hope of prolonging the conflict in Ukraine, the collective West is continuing large-scale arms supplies to the Kyiv regime,” Shoigu says. “According to information at our disposal, some of the foreign weapons supplied by the West to Ukraine are spreading across the Middle Eastern region and are also ending up on the black market.”

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