There's a very important psychological element involved in the narrative war over western weapons supplies to Ukraine. If it wasn't clear already, the collective western policy is to deliberately deny all reports of their aid being struck in Ukraine. There's a number of reasons
1. By denying any reports of them being struck, despite Russia destroying multiple targets, there is a psychological element involved in deliberately playing down Russia's capabilities in order to create doubt in their own war effort, making them appear hopeless.
2. Secondly, western governments do not want to create the impression they are pouring billions upon billions of taxpayer money into weaponry that is simply being destroyed in transit. This will create domestic opposition to the war.
3. Thirdly, this feeds into the broader policy of upholding a complete media blackout on all of Ukraine's losses in terms of both manpower and equipment, again geared at giving the false impression Ukraine is winning and keeping morale high.
4. Finally, to admit that this scenario actually happens is an effective admission of defeat which will create doubt and opposition to the policy. As a result, there is a coordinated effort to simply lie to the western public and pretend it's all Russian propaganda.
Originally tweeted by Tom Fowdy (@Tom_Fowdy) on May 9, 2022.