The United States will be drawn into a conflict with Russia if kyiv obtains long-range missiles – Antonov
The United States will be drawn into a military confrontation with Russia if Ukraine receives longer-range missiles or strikes Russian territory, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 15, 2022) The United States will be drawn into a military confrontation with Russia if Ukraine receives longer-range missiles or strikes Russian territory, the Russian Ambassador to the States has said. States Anatoly Antonov to Sputnik.
“The fact that Ukraine has been requesting for many months the supply of ATACMS operational and tactical missiles, designed to strike targets at a distance of up to 300 km (187 miles), is of particular concern. If kyiv obtains such weapons , large Russian cities, as well as industrial and transport infrastructure will fall into the zone of possible destruction,” Antonov said. “Such a scenario would mean direct US involvement in a military confrontation with Russia.
According to Antonov, kyiv has already demonstrated that it will not hesitate to use long-range missile systems to attack Russian territory as was the case with the people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk where the Ukrainian armed forces constantly violate the standards of humanitarian law.
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that kyiv had requested Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) and the US Department of Defense fears Ukrainian forces may use them to strike Russian territory and escalate the conflict.
The list of weapons requested for future offensive operations also includes tanks, drones, artillery systems, anti-ship missiles and ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).