Commenting on the accusations by US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland about the alleged involvement of Russian leaders in the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians and Russian servicemen, the diplomat stressed that Russia’s special military operation is designed to end the genocide against the civilian population in the Donbass.
“Such cynical rhetoric from a State Department spokesman is unacceptable. Washington must be held accountable for the cities destroyed and tens of thousands of human lives lost in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. The countless atrocities that have marked the path of the United States,” he noted.
Antonov recalled that on March 24 the world paid tribute the victims in Yugoslavia, where as a result of the US bombing, which lasted 78 days, more than two thousand innocent people died, including children, women and elderly.
“The United States destroyed numerous civilian infrastructure facilities, as a result, it brought the country to a humanitarian catastrophe,” he stressed.
He reiterated that the Russian special operation is designed to put an end to the long-standing genocide of civilians in the Ukrainian east and disarm neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
“It is time to understand that our country, unlike the United States, is doing everything possible to stop war crimes,” the ambassador concluded.