Russia says it destroyed artillery pieces that West gave Ukraine

MOSCOW — The Russian military says it has destroyed several artillery systems provided by the West in the latest series of strikes on Ukrainian targets.

Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov says today that the Russian artillery hit a howitzer supplied by Norway and two other artillery systems given to Ukraine by the United States. He says that the Russian artillery barrage destroyed other Ukrainian equipment in the country’s east while the Russian air force hit Ukrainian troops and equipment concentrations and artillery positions.

Konashenkov’s claims can’t be independently confirmed.

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