Russian Ambassador to the USA Anatoly Antonov (photo) comments on the US administration's statements following the G7 summit in the context of the Ukrainian crisis:
- Washington completely subordinated the G7 members to its own policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine. Moreover, it sharply tightened its approaches towards two important issues. I am talking about preparations for the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to the Kiev regime, as well as the unconditional approval of strikes on the Crimea using American and other Western weapons.
Such steps once again clearly demonstrate that the United States has never been interested in peace, and our decision to conduct a special military operation was absolutely correct. Ever since the coup in Kiev in 2014, the United States has only wanted a strategic defeat for Russia and now continues to fan the flames of conflict.
So far Washington is opposing us with other’s hands, by proxy. However, every specialist knows that there is no infrastructure for the use of F-16s in Ukraine, and the required number of pilots and maintenance personnel is not there either. What would happen if American fighters take off from NATO airfields, operated by foreign "volunteers"?
I would like to warn representatives of the administration against thoughtless judgments on Crimea, especially in terms of “blessing” the Kiev regime for air attacks on the peninsula. Let me remind you that strikes on this territory are considered by us as an attack on any other region of the Russian Federation. It is important that the United States is fully aware of the Russian response.
The G7 statement on Ukraine noted that Hiroshima is a kind of "symbol of peace." At the same time, the Americans did not even think to apologize to the Japanese people for the nuclear bombings. Judging by the above-mentioned statements of administration officials, Hiroshima is now becoming a "symbol of war" that the United States is inciting by its actions against our country.
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