As Russian President Vladimir Putin signed annexation laws on Wednesday, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. accused the U.S. of involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war.
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was told by phone Tuesday that the Biden administration was delivering an additional $625 million as part of an armaments agreement that will include four sophisticated rocket systems. Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Wednesday that the latest military aid shows "Washington's role as a participant in the crisis" He reportedly called the help a "immediate threat."
"The supply of military products by the U.S. and its allies entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but it also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries," Antonov wrote on Telegram. "We call on Washington to stop its provocative actions that could lead to the most serious consequences.”
The US has given over $40 billion to Ukraine since the start of the year, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Ukraine's U.S. military backing has helped it fight Russian invaders. Seven months after Putin's army invaded Ukraine in late February, the conflict shows no signs of ending.
Over the past month, the Ukrainians have successfully counterattacked and retaken critical Russian strongholds. Russian troops retreated from Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, on Saturday, a day after Putin seized large parts of Ukraine following what many call phony referenda.
Ramzan Kadyrov reportedly demanded "more drastic measures" after Russian troops abandoned Lyman.
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