Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned the United States on Saturday that it would view Western arms deliveries to Ukraine as a target.
He writes the AP news agency.
– An action that makes convoys direct targets
Ryabkov reportedly said Russia warned the United States that pumping weapons from a number of countries to Ukraine was not just a dangerous move, but an act that made those convoys legitimate targets.
At the same time, he took the time to condemn US sanctions against Russia.
He further said that they have no intention of expelling Western media or companies amid high tensions with the West.
He also added that they were not going to escalate the situation.
– An attack on NATO capabilities will be an attack on NATO
Earlier this week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg came out and warned Russia against attacking the supply lines that NATO countries use to Ukraine.
“An attack on NATO territory, on NATO forces and on NATO capabilities will be an attack on NATO,” Stoltenberg told Canadian CBC News.
He further admitted that supply lines inside the country are vulnerable to artillery and aircraft attacks.
However, the right of NATO countries to supply arms to Ukraine is enshrined in the UN Charter, he said.
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