Russia not to capitulate in Ukraine: Ambassador to US
Russia warns the United States not to get mired further in the Ukraine war, stressing that Moscow would not back down.
Moscow informed Washington that it would not capitulate in Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told the Soloviev Live TV channel.
"We say firmly and clearly and are unequivocally confident [...] that there won't be any capitulation," the diplomat said.
"We are confident that all the goals set by the supreme commander-in-chief set for our armed forces will be completely attained. We will never give up, won't back down," he added.
The Russian envoy also stressed that Moscow's goals in Ukraine were clearly defined and set since the beginning of the war. "All that we want is the absence of any threat for the Russian Federation from Ukrainian soil," he said.
Antonov underlined that the United States was being dragged deeper into the conflict with unpredictable consequences.
"Nevertheless, nowadays the situation is highly dangerous. The US is being drawn deeper into the conflict with the most unpredictable consequences for relations between two nuclear powers," he added.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the United States had already given Kiev some $1 billion in economic aid, in addition to an additional $500 million cleared last week, not to mention the military aid the United States gave to Kiev since Biden took office.
The latest military aid package, worth some $800 million, made for a total of $2.4 billion in military aid the past month alone, and a total of $3.2 billion since Biden took office, according to figures provided by the White House.
The United States has so far deployed more than 100,000 of its troops to NATO member states, and the European Union also chipped in, sending $500 million worth of arms and equipment to Kiev.
The US is still sending arms to Ukraine despite Antonov warning that the influx of Western arms to the conflict zone in Ukraine was adding fuel to the fire.