Peskov: The line between indirect and direct participation in the conflict has disappeared in Europe
MOSCOW, February 9 – RIA Novosti. The press said that London’s assessment of the issue of the delivery of fighter jets to Kiev is perceived as the increased involvement of Europe in the conflict with Russia, that in Europe the line between indirect and direct participation in the conflict with the Russian Federation has disappeared. Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a representative of the British government, that London is considering the possibility of transferring warplanes to Kiev. The Russian embassy in London warned that Britain’s supply of fighter jets to the Kiev regime would have military and political consequences for the European continent and the entire world. The embassy noted that Russia will respond to any hostile action taken by the British side, including the supply of fighter jets to Ukraine.
“We actually perceive this as the increased involvement of Britain, Germany and France in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The line between indirect and direct intervention is gradually disappearing. Only regret can be expressed on this issue.” Peskov told reporters.
According to him, “it can be said that such actions of the aforementioned countries lead to an increase in tension around this conflict, prolonging this conflict, making this conflict more painful and painful for Ukraine.”
There was talk that Ukraine needed warplanes, right after some countries announced that they would supply tanks to Kiev. However, according to the representatives of the country, these tanks can go to the Ukrainian army in a few months at the latest.
In the case of military aircraft, Western government officials have not yet specifically announced their intention to ship them. While British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, “When it comes to fighter planes, of course they are part of the conversation,” the French president did not rule out deliveries.
US President Joe Biden, the largest supplier of tens of billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine, previously answered “no” when asked by journalists whether F-16 warplanes would be delivered to the Ukrainian army. . German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that requests to supply military aircraft and submarines to Ukraine only hurt the NATO alliance, and that Berlin would not participate in such discussions.
As experts note, if the Western countries nevertheless decide to supply fighter jets to Kiev, they will reach the Ukrainian army much later than the tanks.
Russia had previously sent a note to NATO countries on the supply of weapons 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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