MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. Moscow has warned Washington against supplying the Ukrainian armed forces with heavy and long-range weapons, which will inevitably trigger appropriate response measures from Russia, Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation at the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, said at the plenary meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation.
"We would not recommend Washington’s strategists to take the path of escalation along our southern border. We resolutely warn against supplies of heavy and long-range weapons to the Ukrainian armed formations, which will inevitably push us to take appropriate retaliatory measures," the diplomat said, according to the text of his speech published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Wednesday.