The Russian government has accused the UK of “provoking” Ukraine’s attack into Russian territory.
Russia’s defense ministry said it was ready to hit “decision-making centres” in Kyiv should Ukraine’s attack occurs.
It warns that the presence of western advisers at such centres might not affect its decision to retaliate.
The warning comes after UK defense minister said it was “not necessarily a problem” for Ukraine to use UK-supplied arms against military targets in Russia.
Russia has claimed Ukrainian forces have attacked targets within its territory, including an oil depot in Belgorod, but Ukraine has not confirmed any strikes.
Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov also accused NATO of conducting a proxy war, and said western weapons being delivered to Ukraine would be fair targets.
Mr. Lavrov claimed the west was “pouring oil on the fire” by providing Ukraine with firepower, and repeated warnings that the conflict could lead to a third world war.
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