NATO supplying Ukraine with banned weaponry, Russia alleges

Kiev’s forces are more and more launching offensives in war-torn Donbass, trying to make use of Western firepower to deliver the 2 breakaway self-declared separatist republics to heel with navy pressure, Moscow has blasted.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that the scenario within the east of the neighboring nation is a trigger for concern.

“The hot heads in the Kiev regime, apparently with a feeling of complete impunity, are in favor of a military solution to this internal Ukrainian crisis,” she stated, arguing that the battle is getting used to distract from the nation’s home political crises.

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“The situation in the conflict zone is escalating. More and more information is coming up about the use of weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, supplied to Ukraine by NATO nations.” She added that worldwide observers dispatched on behalf of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe had famous a rise in offensive actions from Kiev’s forces in elements of the area.

Tensions within the east of Ukraine have spiked sharply in latest weeks, with the top of Ukraine’s navy intelligence directorate, Kirill Budanov, revealing that the nation had trialled and deployed US-made Javelin anti-tank missiles.

Reacting to the information, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that “in recent weeks, we have seen a stream of consciousness from the Ukrainian leadership – especially when it comes to the military – that is excessively inflamed and dangerous.”

Earlier this month, Russia’s ambassador to the US warned Washington that offering deadly arms to Ukraine might destroy any hopes for peace within the Donbass. In an announcement, Anatoly Antonov stated that “plans to supply weapons to the regime in Kiev will only worsen the situation in southeastern Ukraine. We believe that another opportunity to encourage Kiev to stop the war has been missed.”

Kiev’s forces have been preventing troops loyal to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics for the reason that two areas declared their autonomy after the 2014 Maidan. Under President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian authorities has rejected Russian calls to barter immediately with the separatists, accusing Moscow of being behind the civil battle.

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