Washington throwing US taxpayers' money in Ukraine war furnace: Russia
Russia's Ambassador to the United States says Washington does not intend to resolve the war in Ukraine through diplomatic means.
The United States has no desire to politically resolve the war in Ukraine and is prolonging the conflict by continuing to provide weapons to Kiev, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.
His remarks came in response to the latest multi-billion dollar military package announced by Washington to Ukraine.
"The United States goes on pumping its wards with new batches of lethal weapons. The allocation of such impressive financial resources for these purposes proves one thing: Washington does not intend to look for ways to a diplomatic settlement of the conflict," he said, according to Russia's Embassy in the US.
The officials in US President Joe Biden's administration "have done nothing to bring the Zelenskiy regime to the negotiating table."
In March, National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby declared that the US does not support an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. His statement came following a China-proposed peace plan between the warring parties.
The reason is that proceeding with China's peace plan would constitute a violation of the UN charter by Russia, Kirby said then.
"On the contrary, the US has been methodically pushing its puppets to continue to sacrifice human lives for the sake of a wild goal - to inflict a ‘strategic defeat’ on Russia. It is impossible for Washington to back down from this task. The reputation of the country's leadership, which has chosen the path of war rather than diplomatic outcomes, is at stake," Antonov continued.
"Local hawks are not bothered by the fact that billions of taxpayers’ dollars are not spent for the benefit of American citizens, but are burned in the furnace of war."
"Moreover, the money has been disappearing in the black hole of corruption, smuggling and Kiev’s fraudulent schemes. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the United States to hush up these improper phenomena," he stated.
The Russian diplomat stressed that "bringing peace back to the long-suffering land of Ukraine is not obviously included in the plans of Washington strategists. Their priority is to lobby the interests of the military-industrial complex."
"Every day there are reports from the war zone that fragments of US missiles have killed or maimed people. Made-in-USA ammunition explodes in residential areas, turning peaceful cities into smoking ruins."
Washington pledged on Friday to supply Ukraine with $2.1 billion in military aid in the form of a package that includes munitions for air defense systems and drones, the US Defense Department said.
The first package in 2023 was a $3 billion package in military aid to Ukraine, which included Bradley military vehicles, self-propelled Howitzer artillery guns, MRAPS vehicles, Sea Sparrow missiles, and ammo, among other military materials and equipment.