MOSCOW, November 11. /TASS/. US involvement in the Ukrainian conflict does not meet Washington's national interests and leads to a deadlock in Russia-US relations, Russian envoy to the US Anatoly Antonov said.
"We are firmly convinced that further US involvement in the conflict on Ukrainian soil, with weapons, mercenaries, instructors, is not in America's national interests. It leads Russia-US relations to a stalemate from which it will be difficult for everyone to get out," he said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, published on Friday.
"We urge the politicians in Washington to stop and not stir the pot. Convey straightforward instructions to your subordinates in Kiev that any armed confrontation with Russia is doomed," Antonov stressed.
The envoy highlighted the fact that the statements voiced by Kiev on November 10 about Ukraine's desire and aspiration to become a NATO member and continue fighting show that this country was bent on war and was not ready to sit down for negotiations.