Russia warns US not to send more weapons to Ukraine
In an interview with the state TV channel Rossiya 24Russia’s Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said that the handover of such weapons is aimed at weakening Russia but escalating the conflict in Ukraine and undermining efforts to reach a peace agreement.
“What the Americans are doing is fueling the fire. It is an attempt to aggravate the situation and lead to more losses,” Antonov said.
According to Antonov, who has been Russia’s ambassador to Washington since 2017, Moscow has sent an official note to Washington expressing concern. “We stress that it is unacceptable for the United States to pour weapons into Ukraine and demand an end to this action,” Antonov said.
After Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine on February 24, the US and its European allies provided Kiev with weapons such as drones, Howitzer heavy artillery, anti-aircraft missiles. Stinger and Javelin anti-tank missile.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin of the United States in Kiev on April 24. Photo: Reuters
Blinken (left) shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy on April 24. Photo: AP
Reuters Citing a Washington official, during a visit to Kiev on April 24, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin of the United States mentioned to Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy about additional military funding of more than $322 million. , bringing the total amount of US security assistance to Ukraine since February 24 to about $3.7 billion.
US President Joe Biden last week pledged to provide an additional $800 million in weapons to Ukraine and will ask Congress for more money to increase support for the Ukrainian military.
Meanwhile, radio RT reported that two Ukrainian drones were shot down over Russia. The incident is said to have happened in the area bordering Ukraine on the morning of April 25.
Kursk region governor Roman Starovoit wrote on social media that Russian air defenses shot down two Ukrainian drones over the village of Borovskoye and no one was injured.
Also on the morning of April 25, a fire broke out at an oil depot in Bryansk, a city about 150 km from the Ukrainian border. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
On the Ukrainian side, the president of the Ukrainian state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia, Oleksandr Kamyshin, said on April 25 that Russian forces had attacked five railway stations in central and western Ukraine.
“This morning, within an hour, five railway stations in Central and Western Ukraine were attacked. At least 16 passenger trains will be suspended. There have been casualties.” – radio CNN quoted Mr. Kamyshin
Maksym Kozytskyy, head of the military administration of the Lviv region, previously announced that the Krasne station in the west was attacked by missiles and the air defense system of the Western Air Defense Command of the Ukrainian Air Force had been fired. fire to intercept missiles.
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