A Stern Warning

Moscow’s ambassador to Washington has told the United States to stop sending additional arms to Ukraine. He warns that large western deliveries of weapons will pour more fuel on the fire and cause additional deaths on both sides of the conflict.

American ammunition on its way to Ukraine. Image Credit: Press Service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine/Handout via Reuters

Thus far, Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions of others, and raised fear in some due to the potential global escalation and nuclear confrontation. The US has ruled out directly sending our troops or NATO troops into the conflict.

Still, we, along with our western neighbors, have sent billions of dollars in military aid and humanitarian assistance.

Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the US, has stated that such large arms deliveries were aimed at weakening Russia and were, at the same time, escalating the conflict between the two countries and getting in the way of peace talks.

He told the Russian state-run Rossiya 24 TV channel:

“What the Americans are doing is pouring oil on the flames. I see only an attempt to raise the stakes, to aggravate the situation, to see more losses.”

Antonov informs us that an official note outlining the Kremlin’s concerns has been sent to Washinton through diplomatic channels, but no reply has been received so far.

He continued: