Russia summons ambassador over alleged use of Belgian weapons in conflict
The Belgian ambassador to Russia has been summoned following allegations about Belgian weapons being used on Russian territory, the Russian Foreign ministry announced on Tuesday evening.
The ambassador must explain Russian rebels' alleged "use of Belgian weapons". In recent days, pictures have emerged of pro-Ukraine fighters in the Russian border region of Belgorod carrying SCAR automatic rifles made by Belgian company FN Herstal.
Russia has previously complained that Ukrainian sabotage groups have used Western weapons to attack its territory.
Belgorod has been particularly volatile in recent weeks, with repeated incursions by the Freedom for Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps.
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