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Full-scale contacts with US over Ukraine senseless for now — senior diplomat

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov noted that Washington supplies Kiev with modern weapons

MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Moscow sees no reason for full-scale contacts with Washington over the situation in Ukraine as long as the US keeps beefing up Kiev’s military, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS in an interview.

"In the light of Washington’s unbridled support for Kiev’s belligerent designs and large-scale supplies of modern weapons any full-scale contacts with the US administration over Ukraine look senseless," he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 launched a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the leaders of the two Donbass republics. The Russian leader said that Moscow had no plans for an occupation of Ukrainian territories, its sole purpose being the country’s demilitarization and denazification.

Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov earlier said that Ukraine’s militarization was a direct threat to European and global security. Moscow urged the United States to "stop sponsoring" the bloodshed.