This past Wednesday as the new annexation laws for Russia are being signed by President Vladimir Putin, the Russian ambassador stationed in the U.S. made aggressive and direct accusations against America for how it is dealing with the Russia-Ukraine war.
Officials within the Biden administration informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky via a Tuesday phone conference that an aid package worth over $625 million was headed over to Ukraine in the form of arms that include a series of four advanced rocket systems for the country. However, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov issued a formal response on Wednesday which stated that the most recent military aid, along with the multiple billions of dollars from America sent over to Ukraine, outright proves “Washington’s status as a participant in the conflict.” He also labeled the aid being sent over an “immediate threat,” explained a report from CBS News.
“The supply of military products by the U.S. and its allies not only entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries,” stated Antonov via the Telegram messaging app. “We call on Washington to stop its provocative actions that could lead to the most serious consequences.”
The Biden administration has already committed close to $40 billion to Ukraine since the end of January, more than every other country across the globe put together, as reported by figures from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The American government’s military aid to the embattled Ukraine has, without a single doubt, assist the country fight off the full-scale Russian invasion that has taken place. Putin’s much larger army rushed into Ukraine this past February, and as of now, seven months later, the war continues as winter looms and there is currently no end in sight.
The Russians have been made to fall back on quite a few different instances over the past month as a counteroffensive from Ukraine has successfully taken back prominent positions on the frontline of the war. This past Saturday, Russian troops were forced to pull out of Lyman in the Donetsk Oblast just a single day in the wake of Putin annexing a large section of Ukraine after what most are labeling a sham referendum throughout the four eastern and southern Ukrainian regions.
Ramzan Kadyrov, another Russian official and the leader of Chechnya, cried out for “more drastic measures” to be carried out as troops were forced out of Lyman, as reported by the Associated Press.