The US is” adding energy to fire” by supplying munitions to Kyiv, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday in response to US President Joe Biden’s decision to give more advanced bullet systems to Ukraine, media reports said.
” We believe that the United States is purposefully and diligently adding energy to the fire,” Peskov told journalists on a regular conference call, CNN reported.
The Ukrainian authorities have long asked the United States to supply high-tech, medium-range rocket systems. Biden said on Tuesday the US is furnishing Ukraine with” more advanced rocket systems and munitions” as its war with Russia grinds on.
” similar inventories don’t contribute to the Ukrainian leadership’s amenability to renew peace accommodations,” Peskov said, CNN reported.
Peskov also added the Kremlin doesn’t trust Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s words that Kyiv would not use multiple launch rocket systems to attack the Russian home if they admit them from the US.
Washington’s arming of Ukraine with heavier munitions increases the threat of a direct US- Russia battle anyhow of American statements that they want to alleviate this threat, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
The diplomat was opining on the news that the US has decided to supply HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine.
Any arms inventories, which continue and escalate, increase the threat of such a development,” Ryabkov told intelligencers, pertaining to the possibility of a direct battle between Russia and the US, RT reported.