A new escalation? A new escalation?
"The US is determined to defeat Russia until the end of Ukraine," Dmitry Peskov said. Dmitry Peskov, Russian presidential spokesperson, stated that such deliveries don't encourage Ukraine's leadership to seek to restart peace negotiations. He added that the United States was deliberately and meticulously adding fuel to the flames.
Since late March, peace talks between Kyiv & Moscow have been deadlocked. Russia pulled its troops out of Kyiv and declared it would concentrate its efforts on eastern Ukraine.
Joe Biden, the US president, wrote Tuesday in the "New York Times," that Ukraine will provide it with "more advanced missile systems and ammunition that will enable them to hit key targets in Ukraine more precisely." . Joe Biden, who was always anxious to not be seen as a cobelligerent, insisted that he "doesn't encourage" or "doesn't give Ukraine the means of striking" on Russian territory.
A senior White House official said that these rocket launchers are Himars (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System), which are multiple rocket launchers mounted on lightweight armor with a range around 80 km. There is no delivery date.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov suggested Wednesday that the deliveries could increase Washington's vulnerability to a direct confrontation with Moscow.
He stated, as quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency, "All arms delivery, which continue, and are increasing,"