Russian Ambassador Antonov on Blinken’s Meeting with Ukraine
Nov. 11, 2021 (EIRNS)—The U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, signed a new “U.S.-Ukraine Charter of Strategic Partnership” on Nov. 10. In it, they agree that Ukraine owns Crimea and that the two countries are to expand ten different spheres of activity, leading with “political, security, defense.” Further, they hold Russia responsible for conflict in the Donbas and “intend to continue a range of substantive measures to prevent external direct and hybrid aggression against Ukraine.” The meaning of the fashionable term “hybrid aggression” is unclear, but its use is clearly a case of direct aggression against the English language.
Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov responded to the “Charter on Strategic Partnership” on the Embassy Facebook page early Nov. 11 that: “The document is full of catchwords. Many of them are harmful.... Moreover, almost in every line we can see that the Charter is geared against Russia geopolitically. Any ambitions to see Kiev becoming a member of NATO are unacceptable. Plans to deliver weapons to the Kiev regime will only worsen the situation in the southeast of Ukraine. In our opinion, another opportunity to make Kiev stop the war has been lost....”