December 5, 2023



Russia edges closer to war as new arms arrive on Ukraine’s border

The Guardian

By in Moscow

Sun 12 Dec 2021 06.45 EST


A flatbed rail wagon speeding through south-west Russia last week carried an ill omen for negotiations to avert a larger war with Ukraine.

On board was a Buk-M1, the kind of medium-range surface-to-air missile system that became notorious in 2014 after a missile fired from territory controlled by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airliner, killing all 298 people aboard.

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