The US decision to provide lethal arms to Ukraine “crosses a line” and pushes the Kiev regime towards bloodshed, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website on December 23.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in the statement that the US move is a clear escalation. “In a sense, the US has crossed a line,” he said.
Ryabkov emphasized that that the US can no longer claim the role of mediator in the conflict because Washington is “accomplice in igniting a war.”
According to the official, there is no use in appealing to the common sense of US politicians – many of them are “blinded by Russophobia and eagerly applaud the Ukrainian nationalist punitive battalions.”
On December 22, the US State Department announced that the US is going to provide the Ukrainain regime with “enhanced defensive capabilities.” The statement followed an official approval by Wahington of arms supplies to Ukraine.