Russia Sends US Formal Warning to Stop Arming Ukraine
Russia sent a formal diplomatic note to the U.S. this week warning that continued weapons shipments to Ukraine could bring "unpredictable consequences."
The note, which was reviewed and first reported by the Washington Post, reportedly specified that shipments of the "most sensitive" weapons systems to Ukraine were "adding fuel" to the conflict. The U.S. and NATO allies have supplied Ukraine with weapons systems since Russia's invasion began. President Joe Biden this week announced an additional $800 million worth of U.S. military aid for Ukraine after pledging a separate $800 million military aid package in mid-March.
The new shipments include armored vehicles, millions of rounds of ammunition, and 155 mm howitzer guns that will upgrade Ukraine's long-range artillery. An anonymous U.S. official quoted by the Post said Russia's warning proves that U.S. military aid to Ukraine "is proving extraordinarily effective."
The news was covered similarly across the political spectrum.
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From the LeftRussia warns U.S. to stop arming Ukraine
Russia this week sent a formal diplomatic note to the United States warning that U.S. and NATO shipments of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict there and could bring “unpredictable consequences.”
The diplomatic démarche, a copy of which was reviewed by The Washington Post, came as President Biden approved a dramatic expansion in the scope of weapons being provided to Ukraine, an $800 million package including 155 mm howitzers — a serious upgrade in long-range artillery to match Russian systems — coastal defense...
From the CenterRussia sends formal letter warning US to stop arming Ukraine: report
Russia has sent a formal letter to the U.S. warning that shipments of sensitive weapons from the United States and NATO were exacerbating tensions in Ukraine and could lead to “unpredictable consequences,” The Washington Post reported.
The letter, which was viewed by he Post, added that the U.S. has flouted the rules governing the transfer of weapons to conflict zones.
According to the letter dated Tuesday, Russia accused NATO of impeding early peace negotiation with Ukraine “in order to continue the bloodshed.”
The State Department declined to confirm any private diplomatic correspondence. ...
From the RightRussia warns US of 'unpredictable consequences' amid latest arms shipment to Ukraine: report
Russia warned the U.S. and NATO this week that there could be "unpredictable consequences" if they continue to send Ukraine "sensitive" weapons as it prepares to launch a massive ground offensive in eastern Ukraine, a report said Friday.
The Biden administration announced that another $800 million in security assistance would be sent to Ukraine Wednesday, including artillery, coastal defense drones, anti-aircraft and anti-tank armored vehicles, and Mi-17 helicopters.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the defense systems approved by the U.S. are "reflective of the kind of fighting that the Ukrainians are expecting...