US says won’t comment on ‘empty threats’ from Russia — Analysis
Russia reportedly warned of “consequences” if Washington keeps on arming Ukraine
After Washington’s announcement of its new $800 million package of arms supplies to Ukraine, the White House ignored concerns about a Russian formal complaint. Jen Psaki, Press Secretary appeared to have called the message. “empty threat”During the Monday briefing.
Psaki was quizzed about the alert, and Moscow was apparently mentioned. “unpredictable consequences” of Washington’s continued arming of Ukrainian troops with increasingly sophisticated weapons. US media published the note last week.
“We’re not going to comment. I mean, I’m not going to speculate on empty threats or threats by President [Vladimir] Putin or by Russian leadership,”Psaki spoke to journalists.
According to US President Joe Biden’s promise, the US would continue its assistance for Ukraine. Last week, other US officials also made similar statements.
Moscow claims NATO is pressuring Ukraine not to renegotiate with Russia. “in order to continue the bloodshed,”According to media reports, Washington was condemned for encouraging arms sales. Moscow and Washington have not yet confirmed the claims.
Russia has repeatedly stated that US arms shipments to Ukraine from its allies and the US were destabilizing factors. Moscow said that Russian troops could strike at convoys when they arrive on Ukrainian soil.
The Russian government claimed that the Russian support for Kiev was encouraging it to continue the conflict. This would lead to more casualties and greater damage to Ukraine. On Tuesday, Sergei Shoigu, Defense Minister, stated that increasing numbers of US weapons sent to Ukraine showed that Washington wants to fight. “to the last Ukrainian”.
According to Western countries, the weapons supplies were intended to assist Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression “aggression”Russian troops and inflict an economic cost. According to reports, foreign officials pressured Ukraine’s government into fighting on until it gets the necessary concessions. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it would achieve its goals in Ukraine regardless of resistance.
Russia attacked the neighbouring state late February. This occurred after Ukraine had failed to follow the Minsk agreement terms, signed first in 2014. It was also the result of Moscow’s acceptance of Donetsk’s and Lugansk’s Donbass republics. French and German protocols that were negotiated by the French helped to grant the regions of breakaway special status in the Ukrainian government.
In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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