MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. Washington’s intention to supply antiship missiles Harpoon to Kiev is not new as such. The Russian army keeps a close watch on such weapons supplies and takes preventive measures, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday.
"You know, many weapons are being supplied to Ukraine from the West. And you know our attitude very well. There is nothing new about this," he said. "The Russian military thoroughly monitors all these supplies and takes preventive measures."
Reuters has quoted three US government officials and two congressional sources as saying the White House was working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in Kiev’s hands. The agency mentioned Harpoon and Naval Strike Missile (NSM). According to the report, both direct handover of such weapons from the United States to Ukraine or via Washington’s European allies are being considered.