Russia has sent a note to the USA demanding to stop the supply of weapons to Ukraine, as announced by the Russian Ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, speaking for Rossiya 24 TV channel.
“800 million dollars – this figure will be supplied with weapons from Washington to Kiev. This is a huge figure, it does not contribute to the search for a diplomatic solution to the situation. Have we sent a note or not? Yes, we passed this note. Yes, we stressed the unacceptability of the situation when the United States of America is stuffing Ukraine with weapons, and we demanded an end to this practice,” the diplomat said.
He called the supply of weapons to Ukraine an attempt “to raise the stakes even more, to further aggravate the situation, to see more losses.”
Earlier, The Washington Post wrote that Moscow sent a note to the US condemning the supply of weapons to Ukraine. The document, according to the newspaper, said that the supply of “the most sensitive weapons systems” to Kiev “adds fuel to the fire” and can “lead to unpredictable consequences.”
On April 15, the representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, confirmed the information of the American media that Moscow had sent notes to all countries, including the US, because of the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
In turn, the White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, considered Moscow’s note “empty threats.”
“I will not speculate about empty threats or threats from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russian leadership,” she said, answering the relevant question.