The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation invited the US military attaché in Moscow to the General Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the department to inform him about the provocative words of his colleague in Ukraine about "Russian aggression," RIA Novosti writes.
"The representative of the US Armed Forces was informed about the position of the Russian Defense Ministry in connection with the statement by the US military attaché in Kiev, Colonel Brittany Stewart, about joint actions of the US and Ukrainian armed forces to counter" Russian aggression, "the ministry said in a statement.
According to representatives of the Ministry of Defense, such expressions by Stewart contain "false statements" and are a provocation, and also direct Ukraine to a military solution to the situation in the DPR and LPR. "This statement contradicts the Pentagon's declarations that there is no alternative to resolving the situation in Ukraine by peaceful means," the ministry added in a statement.
Earlier, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy Andriy Yermak said that the decisions made in the negotiations within the framework of the contact group on the settlement of the conflict in Donbass are political and do not bear obligations for Ukraine.