His country’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said today, Thursday, that the Russian authorities sent a memorandum to the White House asking him to stop supplying weapons to the Ukrainian government.
Speaking to Rossiya 24 TV, the diplomat denounced that Washington was “trying to increase the risks and aggravate the situation,” referring to the recent announcement of a new US financial contribution to Kaif.
He pointed out that the goal of financing and delivering arms to Ukraine is not to allow Russia to stand firm and respect Russian interests in the world and to have Russia’s voice heard.
The US Secretary of State and Defense, Anthony Blinken and Lloyd Austin, announced last night, during a visit to the Ukrainian capital, that their country will allocate $713 million in military funding from Ukraine and 15 other European countries.
Blinken told reporters, waiting for him in Poland, after his visit to the Ukrainian capital, that Ukraine will receive more than 322 million dollars, while the rest will be distributed to Central and Eastern European countries.
The assistance will not come in the form of weapons, but in the form of financial tranches to designated countries, including Ukraine, to purchase many of the weapons they need.
According to US government sources quoted by the Associated Press, this support will help Kyiv in the face of Russian forces and Donbass militias, as well as allow it to switch to more advanced weapons and air defense systems, especially from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO).
With the new budget, Washington’s military aid to Ukraine will reach $3.7 billion.
In the Ukrainian capital, senior US government officials met with President Vladimir Zelensky and returned to Polish soil on Monday morning.
“The visit of a delegation of senior US officials to Kyiv at this crucial moment for the Ukrainian state is very valuable and important,” Zelensky wrote on his Telegram account.
He noted that during his meeting with Blinken and Austin, they discussed “defense assistance, tightening of the sanctions policy against Russia, financial support for Ukraine and security guarantees.”
The United States is Kef’s main supplier of arms and financial aid to Russia, as well as being the most important promoter of economic, trade and financial sanctions against Moscow.
Russia began a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, after the authorities of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk republics unilaterally requested help to repel the escalation of aggression and intense bombardment by Kyiv.
Previously, Moscow recognized the independence and sovereignty of both territories and signed treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with its leaders, which included the establishment of diplomatic relations and military assistance. (Taken from PL)
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