Russia throws a tantrum over US aid to Ukraine and asset confiscation

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — Saturday, 20 April 2024, 22:46

Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has claimed that the US aid to Ukraine approved by the House of Representatives "will kill more Ukrainians" and enrich the United States. He also warned that the United States "will have to answer for the confiscation of frozen assets of the Russian Federation".

Source: Dmitry Peskov in comments to TASS; Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova; Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, on Telegram

Quote from Peskov: "The decision to provide aid to Ukraine was expected and predictable. This will further enrich the United States and further ruin Ukraine, with more Ukrainians killed due to the fault of the Kyiv regime."

Details: Peskov also declared that if the United States confiscates frozen Russian assets, it "will have to answer for it".

"Any time limits here will be unlikely. And we will do it in the way that best suits our interests," Peskov threatened.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan approved by the US House of Representatives "will exacerbate global crisis phenomena".

Zakharova called support for Ukraine "direct sponsorship of terrorist activities", support for Taiwan "interference in China's domestic affairs", and support for Israel "a direct path to an unprecedented escalation" in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, called the House of Representatives' approval of aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan "a vote by gleeful American freaks for continuing the civil war between the divided people of our previously united country" and a vote for increasing the numbers of casualties of the war that Russia is waging against Ukraine. Medvedev also said he hoped the United States would plunge into a new civil war as soon as possible, which would "lead to the collapse of the United States".


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