The US and NATO are dangerously close to becoming involved in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, said John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the US National Security Council.
At the moment, the risks are very high… That is without a doubt – he said in an interview with CNN.
Earlier, the Deputy President of the Security Council of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, stated that supplying Kiev with long-range multi-barreled rocket launchers from the West is the fastest way to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. He advised the US authorities and NATO to think before sending weapons to Kiev. According to his words, after this step by the West, the conflict may turn into a world war, which will have irreversible consequences.
The Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, previously pointed out that by continuing to deliver weapons to Kiev, the United States of America and its allies have dramatically moved closer to the red line.
On Wednesday, the US announced a new package of military aid to Kiev worth 1.1 billion dollars. It includes, among other things, 18 multi-barrel „Himars“ rocket launchers. In this way, including the current tranche, the total volume of American military aid to Ukraine during the presidency of Joseph Biden reached almost 17 billion dollars.