Washington does not want a political settlement of the Ukraine conflict, Russian Ambassador in the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday, commenting on the White House’s decision to deliver Bradley fighting vehicles to Kyiv.
According to media reports earlier in the day, the US Defense Department’s Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder announced the Biden administration’s intention to send on Friday another military assistance package – a $3 billion worth of military equipment- for Ukraine that will include Bradley fighting vehicles.
Armored vehicles that can transport infantry in combat zones, the Bradleys have both offensive and defensive capabilities and will bring advantages on the battlefield as the Ukrainian military continues to defend their homeland by providing them with a level of firepower and armor.
Antonov told journalists that this decision by Washington only confirms that their American interlocutors never considered the possible consequences of such a dangerous course by the Biden administration as Moscow was warning, stressing that, after this, nobody should have doubts about who bears responsibility for prolonging this war.
Ne reiterated that such actions indicate the Biden administration’s lack of any desire for a political settlement.
The Russian ambassador described as absurd any talk about the alleged defensive nature of weapons that Western countries supply to Kyiv, noting that it’s finally clear even to the international community that the United States unleashed a real proxy war against Russia in 2014 by supporting, as he said, Nazi criminals in Kyiv.
Antonov said that with every consecutive transfer of arms, the Biden administration spurs Ukrainian radicals to proceed with their terrible deeds and strengthens their feeling of impunity.
Recalling statements that former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ex-French President Francois Hollande, he noted that under the US leadership, the West started to purposefully weaken Russia long before the war in Ukraine.