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Russia demands that US stop supplying arms to Ukraine — envoy

Russian Ambassador to the US noted that the US has been "striving to push the stakes up and escalate the situation"

MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Moscow has sent Washington a note demanding that the US stop supplying weapons to Kiev, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

"Eight hundred million dollars - this is how much <...> [worth] of weapons will be sent to Kiev from Washington. That’s a huge amount, and that does not contribute to any search for a diplomatic solution, or any settlement. Did we file a note? Yes, we stressed that the US plying Ukraine with weapons was unacceptable, and we demanded that these kinds of practices be stopped," he said.

The US has been "striving to push the stakes up and escalate the situation," Antonov said. "The goal is to prevent Russia, as [American] senators have been saying openly, from standing firm on its feet, and to bar Russia’s interests from being respected or Russia’s voice from being heard," the diplomat said.