The statement by the representative of Moscow’s diplomacy in the US responded to comments from several US media outlets, according to which the White House decided to supply Ukraine with multiple rocket launchers.
“This information must be thoroughly verified. For the time being, we proceed from a statement by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby that no final decision has been made in this regard,” said Antonov, who described the step as “very provocative”, the TASS news agency reported.
Antonov stressed that Moscow has repeatedly communicated to Washington through diplomatic channels that “the unprecedented pumping of weapons into Ukraine significantly increases the risks of an escalation of the conflict.”
He clarified that the US authorities are “well aware” that such actions move away the prospects for peace in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The head of Russian diplomacy in the United States warned that Washington is increasingly immersed in the crisis in that country, with unforeseeable consequences for world security.
“We call for an end to the senseless and extremely risky pumping of weapons into (Ukraine). It is important to reject the threats against us and the declarations about Ukraine’s military victory,” he said.