The US is sending back HIMARS or High Mobility Artillery Rocket System to Ukraine. Photo/Illustration
Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said it was a direct threat to Moscow, describing the US as a participant in the conflict.
Previously, the US announced another military aid of USD 625 million or around Rp. 9.5 trillion to Ukraine.
Advanced US weaponry has been credited with helping Ukraine build momentum against occupying Russian forces. Ukrainian forces have made significant advances in the northeast and south of the country in recent weeks.
The latest US hardware includes four Himars high-precision dual rocket systems.
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Overall, Washington has provided nearly $17 billion in military support to Kiev since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24.
In a statement, Antonov warned that the US decision to continue pumping the Kiev regime with heavy weapons only secures Washington’s status as a participant in the conflict.
He said this would result in prolonged bloodshed and new victims.
“We call on Washington to stop its provocative actions that could lead to the most serious consequences,” the Russian ambassador said BBCThursday (6/10/2022).