Russian Ambassador Antonov Cautions U.S. Is Becoming ‘Increasingly Drawn into the Conflict’ in Ukraine
Aug. 10, 2022 (EIRNS)—Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov wrote yesterday that the United States itself is becoming “increasingly drawn into the conflict [in Ukraine], approaching a dangerous line in the confrontation with the Russian Federation.” Antonov was answering a journalist’s question that was posted on the Embassy’s Telegram channel.
Antonov further stated that the “allocation of an additional 1 billion dollars” for military aid to the Ukrainian government proves that the “United States does not intend to listen to reason and is not going to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the crisis.” The U.S. is only “adding fuel to the fire of the Ukrainian conflict.... It is unclear how one can, in principle, talk about dialogue in conditions when the only goal of the United States is to prolong the conflict as much as possible.”
Antonov said it is an “illusion” to think Ukrainian forces would be able to “exhaust” Russia and secure a victory on the battlefield, as some in the West seem to believe. More and more Americans, “experts, columnists of leading publications and ordinary citizens” alike, are starting to raise questions regarding the “unrestrained pumping of Ukraine with weapons.” He said that Ukrainian forces are now “exposing [the] whole [of] Europe to extreme danger by attacking” the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, currently under Russian control.