UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – THURSDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022, 14:12
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation claimed that if the US government sends Ukraine long-range missiles, it will make the States "a party to the conflict", and Russia will react "correspondingly".
Source: Russian Kremlin-aligned information agency RIA Novosti, citing Maria Zakharova, press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry
Quote: "If Washington decides to supply Kyiv with missiles of a larger range, it will cross the red line and will become a party to the conflict. We are maintaining our right to defend our territories with all means available".
- In September, The Wall Street Journal reported that among the armament requested by Ukraine from the USA, there are ATACMS tactical missiles with a range of 300 kilometres. Earlier, Washington refused to provide Ukraine with this particular kind of weapon due to the risk of provoking Russia.