Gavrilov: Moscow is ready to respond sharply if weapons are supplied to Kiev for attacks on Russia
VIENNA, January 25 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Russian delegation, Konstantin Gavrilov, who held talks on military security and arms control in Vienna, said Moscow is ready for harsh retaliatory actions if the United States and NATO supply Kiev with weapons to hit Russian cities.
“If Washington and NATO countries supply Kiev with weapons to attack peaceful cities and deep inside Russia against attempts to seize our constitutionally guaranteed territory, this will force Moscow to take harsh retaliatory actions. Don’t say we didn’t warn you afterwards. OSCE Security In his speech at the plenary meeting of the Cooperation Forum, he said:
Russia had previously sent a note to NATO countries for arms supplies to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that any cargo containing weapons for Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation reported that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that pumping weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative effect.
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