Conflicts & War

Kremlin says pumping heavy weapons into Ukraine threatens European security

Moscow, Apr 28 (EFE).- European nations supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine were endangering the security on the continent, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

“The tendency to pump weapons, including heavy weapons into Ukraine, these are the actions that threaten the security of the continent, provoke instability,” Peskov told reporters.

The Kremlin press secretary was responding to British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calling on Ukrainian allies on Wednesday to double down on military production, including tanks and planes, to help the East European country in war with Russia.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has sought heavy weapons from the west to help the country’s armed forces fight the Russian invasion.

But the allies, including the US, fear that it could spill the war beyond the Ukrainian borders as a military confrontation between Russia and NATO.

Russia previously warned that it would consider weapons supplied by the West to Ukraine to be “legitimate targets” of its armed forces.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, earlier this week, accused Nato of fighting a proxy war by supplying military aid to Ukraine.

Lavrov told Russian state media that the United States-led military alliance, “in essence, is engaged in a war with Russia through a proxy and is arming that proxy. War means war.”

Moscow also criticized the US decision to supply to Ukraine a batch of Russian-made helicopters originally meant for Afghanistan as “a crude violation of international law and Russian-US contracts.”

“The United States’ arbitrary decision to re-export the ‘Afghan’ helicopters to Ukraine is a crude violation of the basics of international law and Russian-US contractual documents,” the federal service for military-technical cooperation FSVTS said on Wednesday. EFE


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