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Moscow will respond to use of HIMARS systems against its territory

Rusia, Medvedev, respuesta, siste,a HIMARS
Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Russian Security Council, Dmitri Medvedev, warned in an interview that Russia will respond to a possible use of the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems supplied to Ukraine in case they are used against the national territory.

“It is completely obvious that we have to react to this threat,” Medvedev told Al Jazeera, stressing that “in that case our Armed Forces will have no choice but to attack (Ukraine’s) decision-making centers”.

He specified that these places are the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff, among other headquarters of the Ukrainian Government, although, “unfortunately, the final decision-making centers are not even in Ukrainian territory.”

He declared that both the United States and some countries of the European Union participate in the military actions in Ukraine by way of a proxy war, owing the fact that they provide military and financial resources while Ukraine provides the victims.

“The American and European (masters) have agreed that everything must be secured for Ukraine to win this war. But it is Ukraine that is fighting, not the United States and not Europe,” he stressed.

According to Medvedev, Western countries “do not feel sorry for the Ukrainians” and “encourage the prolongation of military actions.”

The head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andrei Yermak, reported yesterday that representatives of Ukraine and the United States coordinated by telephone military assistance from Washington to Kiev, which includes HIMARS rocket systems as part of the 700 million-dollars package, which also includes four Mi-17 helicopters, Javelin missiles, tactical vehicles, radars and among others.

The Kremlin highlighted Washington’s earlier position, when it stated it would not supply said systems to Ukraine, which Medvedev called “reasonable.” However, 24 hours later, a change of heart by the United States prompted a response the Russian Foreign Ministry: “We believe that the United States is directly and intentionally adding fuel to the fire,” said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov.


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