Russian Ambassador Blames U.S. for Ukraine Woes—Report

Moscow has accused Washington of using “militant” rhetoric about the war in Ukraine that could push Kyiv to engage in “terrorist acts in Russia.”

The comments by Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, follows a New York Times report saying that the Biden administration was considering giving Kyiv the ability to strike Crimea.

When asked about the report, White House spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday that “Crimea is Ukraine,” and that the U.S. was “not making targeting decisions” for Kyiv, but rather “these decisions are up to them.”

Antonov took exception to the U.S. stance regarding the peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014, saying: “The rhetoric of American officials is becoming more and more militant.”

He said the U.S. State Department is pushing Kyiv “to commit terrorist acts in Russia” through their “detached from reality statements that ‘Crimea is Ukraine,'” and by letting Ukraine’s forces use “American weapons to protect their territory.”

He referred to the U.S. made HIMARS systems, which have delivered gains to Ukraine’s forces on the battlefield and the announcement that Washington would also deliver Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.

These “could be involved in the offensive in the Crimean direction,” he said, according to the Tass news agency. “Commentators naively believe that Russia will not respond to strikes on its territory.”

He added that the comments from Washington will allow Kyiv to “once again feel complete permissiveness” and would mean that the danger of escalating the conflict “will only intensify.” Newsweek has contacted the U.S. State Department for comment.

Over the summer, Crimea was the scene of audacious strikes not directly claimed by Kyiv, including explosions at the Saki airbase, alleged drone attacks on Sevastopol and an explosion on the Kerch Bridge.

Ukrainian military officials have discussed with American officials the importance of increasing pressure on Russia’s rear echelon on the peninsula, which supports military operations elsewhere in Ukraine, The Times reported.

Over the course of the war, Washington and its NATO allies have steadily increased the supply of arms to Kyiv, from Stinger missiles to Patriot air defense systems and Western tanks. The U.S. has been the biggest individual donor of military support for Ukraine in a balancing act of providing aid without escalating the conflict.

However, now the Biden administration is considering helping Kyiv attack Crimea, according to The Times, although it reported the U.S. wasn’t yet ready to give Ukraine the long-range missile systems needed to attack Russian installations on the peninsula.

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-ukraine-antonov-crimea-putin-1774862?piano_t=1

6 comments

  1. and by letting Ukraine’s forces use “American weapons to protect their territory.”

    Of course, this piece of crap would sooner see Ukraine have no support, which would give the nazis a free rein to destroy the whole of Ukraine, and commit wholesale slaughter of their “brothers”

  2. A country that employs actual dogshit as ambassadors in top jobs in DC and London (the one there is even worse) is an obscenity.
    Why do we still allow these creatures in our cities?
    As for nazi scum Medvedev threatening nukes again, it really is the last shot in their locker.
    Face it, Budapest signatory troops would have entered Ukraine long ago (not Nato because it’s ruled by maggots like Stoltenberg, Scholz, Macron etc), were it not for nuke threats.
    As someone said long ago; putler is just Mugabe with nukes. More recently someone else correctly said Russia is isis with snow.
    The entire putler murder gang needs to be put on notice in a more graphic way as to exactly what would happen if they use nukes.

    • The nuke threat is supposed to scare the NATO countries meeting at Ramstein tomorrow. No doubt the spineless countries will be trying to use every excuse possible as to why they can’t send this or that to Ukraine.

      • Yes. Aimed at slippery fucks like Scholz and Macron.
        Medvedev possibly has already accepted that defeat is on the cards for his nazi shithole, so he’s ramping up the rhetoric again.
        Courtesy of Navalny, we know that Medvedev has a huge mansion. Why he needs it when he could fit easily into a dwarf house is another matter, but it should be made clear that it will be destroyed if any nukes are deployed.

      • Yeah they are hiding behind the nukes question just like they hid behind the “there is no military solution in Ukraine” crap in 2014. The Biden admin better get their heads out of the sand, they are being prodded by the likes of Macron and Sholz to do more, which is really saying something.

  3. Mafialand is the one that keeps escalating, and west response has not been fast enough or good enough. Overwhelming support must boldly be provided now to permanently remove the rashists from Ukraine and destroy their ability to commit further genocide and bully its neighbors.

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