In this way, he reacted to the words of US national security adviser Jake Sullivan, who said that Washington did not limit Kyiv in terms of Western strikes on the Crimean peninsula.
“Such steps once again clearly demonstrate that the United States has never been interested in peace, and the decision to conduct a special military operation was absolutely correct,” the diplomat is quoted in the Telegram channel of the Russian embassy. “No one is spared, cities and towns are subjected to rocket attacks” The President pointed to the crimes of the Kiev regime, as well as the involvement of Western intelligence agencies in terrorist attacks in Russia
Earlier in the day, US President Joe Biden announced a new package of military assistance to Ukraine, which includes ammunition for HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, Javelin man-portable anti-tank systems, AT-4 anti-tank grenade launchers. He stated this during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky at the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
At the same time, on the eve of Sullivan stressed that the supply of F-16 fighters and the training of the Ukrainian military in the operation of equipment proceed from the postulate that attacks using combat aircraft of Russian territories are unacceptable. He clarified that Ukraine has consistently declared its readiness to follow these requirements.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 after a referendum in which the majority of the inhabitants of the peninsula voted for reunification with the Russian Federation. Kyiv refuses to recognize the results of the vote and considers Crimea its territory. The leadership of Russia has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of the republic voted for reunification in a democratic way and the question of the ownership of the peninsula is finally closed.
Western countries have stepped up military and financial support to Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, 2022 against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian militaryShare: