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US’ denial of support for Ukraine’s attacks in Russia ‘not worth a penny’ — ambassador

According to the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, "Washington demonstratively shows indifference to the crimes of Bandera"
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov
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WASHINGTON, June 1. /TASS/. Washington is demonstrating indifference to Kiev’s crimes by allocating another package of military assistance to a sum of 300 million US dollars to it and its statements that it allegedly doesn’t support Ukrainian army’s attacks inside Russia "are not worth a penny," Russian Ambassador said on Wednesday, commenting on the US security assistance to Ukraine announced on May 31.

"We have noted the persistence of the administration in the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. The authorities are again proudly talking about providing financial assistance and another batch of materiel to their crazed Kiev puppets. At the same time, they are inciting European satellites to fetter Russia's technological development with additional trade barriers," he was quoted as saying on the Russian embassy’s Telegram channel.

"And this is right after a series of terrorist attacks by US proteges in Moscow and the Moscow region. Instead of calling the [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky regime to account, Washington is demonstratively showing indifference to the crimes of Banderites. Public statements by the White House that they allegedly do not support the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the very heart of our Motherland are not worth a penny," he stressed.

"The new US "security package", totaling $300 million, effectively fuels the rotten regime in Kiev," he noted. "Nothing stops the administration. Neither the crisis in the economy, nor the calls of the states of Latin America, Africa, and Asia for assistance in socio-economic development."

"Numerous questions remain unanswered about why Washington is unprepared to address acute migration issues on the southern borders of the United States. The problem of the miserable existence of migrants could be solved quite simply by redirecting at least part of the military aid that burns in the furnace of the conflict in Ukraine to noble goals," Antonov stated. "However, the American authorities do not want to see the reality. It seems that they are zombified by the desire to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia, by trying to wear down our economy. At the same time, they continue to encourage the reckless actions of their "clients", supplying them with ever more deadly weapons. It seems that the lessons that the Russian Armed Forces teach neo-Nazis in the special military operation zone are not enough for the patrons of Kiev."

Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow and the Moscow Region on Tuesday morning. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the attack involved eight drones, five of which were shot down and another three disabled by electronic warfare means. Two people in Moscow turned to medics for assistance. Neither required hospitalization. A number of buildings suffered minor damage.

Washington announced on Wednesday that it is providing Ukraine with a next package of military aid worth 300 million US dollars, which will include Stinger anti-aircraft systems, Avenger air defense systems, additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems and for HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems).

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told a regular briefing on Tuesday that the American side does not support Ukrainian attacks on Russian territory with the use of US-made weapons. According to the press secretary, Washington publicly and privately communicates this to Kiev. Jean-Pierre also pointed out that the US is allegedly gathering information on the incident.

US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby also said on Wednesday that the US doesn’t support attacks inside Russia.