Russia will respond to the supply of weapons to Ukraine that can hit Russian cities. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, writes Vzglyad.ru.
The diplomat stressed that the Russian Federation is ready to throw the American “rules-based order” into the dustbin of history. Moscow will act solely in its own interests, he said.
This is how he reacted to the possibility of supplying Ukraine with ATACMS missiles for MLRS. These missiles can hit targets up to 300 km away.
Antonov is confident that Ukraine can use such missiles to strike Russian cities. At the same time, Kyiv has already stated that, if necessary, they will hit Russian military facilities, such as military units, military airfields, etc.
According to the ambassador, the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine will mean direct involvement of the United States in a military confrontation. This is offensive, not defensive weapons, and the Russian Federation cannot ignore the transfer of it to Ukraine.
“The main goal is to defeat Russia by any means, and subsequently prevent it from playing a key role in the international arena. And if possible, dismember it into parts, ”Antonov is sure.