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Ukraine: Russia accuses US of 'pouring fuel on the fire' with missile shipment

An elderly woman walks past a building damaged by an overnight missile strike in Sloviansk, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
An elderly woman walks past a building damaged by an overnight missile strike in Sloviansk, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Copyright AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko
Copyright AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko
By Euronews with AP, AFP, Reuters
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A Kremlin spokesman said the Biden Administration is “deliberately and diligently pouring fuel into the fire," by sending new missile systems to Kyiv.

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The Biden administration is getting ready to send Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems, a critical weapon that Ukrainian leaders have been pleading for as they struggle to stall Russian progress. The rocket systems are part of a new $700 million tranche of security assistance for Ukraine from the US that will include helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon systems and tactical vehicles. 

Meanwhile, Russian forces have now seized half of Sievierodonetsk, a key city in eastern Ukraine, as heavy fighting between Russians and Ukrainians continues.

Follow Wednesday's developments in Ukraine as they unfolded in our blog below:

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