Russia cautions US against sending more weapons to Ukraine
Russia warned the United States against sending more weapons to Ukraine, claiming that delivering weapons is “pouring oil on flames”.
“The United States has contributed approximately $6.4 billion in military aid to Ukraine since 2014, with $3.7 billion allocated in a series of packages announced as a result of the Russian invasion of its neighbouring country about two months ago.
In the comments made on the television station Rossiya, Anatoly 24 Antonov, Moscow ambassador to the United States. The delivery of military equipment to Ukraine has heightened the stakes of the conflict, which is now at its 61st day.
We emphasized the unacceptable nature of this situation when the United States of America is dumping weapons in Ukraine, and we demanded an end to this practice.” Antonov said, referencing an official diplomatic note sent to Washington voicing Moscow’s concerns.
What the Americans are doing is pouring oil over the flames, added Mr. Antonov. “I see only an attempt to raise the stakes, to aggravate the situation, to see more losses.
Photo: US President Joe Biden, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021 [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]