Russia warns US against military aid to Ukraine (media)

“The massive aid that we provide to our Ukrainian partners is proving its remarkable effectiveness”

Russia issued an official diplomatic note to the United States this week warning that US and NATO deliveries of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine were “fuelling” the conflict and risking ” unforeseeable consequences”, reported on Friday the washington post.

The warning comes as US President Joe Biden approved $800 million worth of new military aid to Ukraine, including 155mm howitzers, coastal defense drones, armored vehicles, as well as portable anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons and millions of rounds.

“We call on the United States and its allies to halt the reckless militarization of Ukraine, which has unpredictable consequences for regional and international security,” the note said.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed the diplomatic note and said similar complaints about arms supplies to Ukraine had been sent to “all countries”, the report said. russian news agency Interfax.

“What the Russians are telling us privately is precisely what we are telling the world publicly, that the massive aid we are providing to our Ukrainian partners is proving to be remarkably effective,” a senior US official said, quoted by the American newspaper.

The State Department declined to comment on the content of the two-page diplomatic note or any US response.

The diplomatic note was dated Tuesday, Joe Biden gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for massive new military aid to Ukraine, with heavier equipment than has been delivered so far.

The document, titled “On Russia’s Concerns in the Context of Massive Deliveries of Arms and Military Equipment to the kyiv Regime,” written in Russian with a translation provided, was forwarded to the State Department by the Russian Embassy in Washington.

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