As Moscow’s envoy addressed the United Nations, the Pentagon announced a list of new weapons for Kyiv. This is seen as provocation and advancement of war on the part of the United States, and one Russia warns could result in a “direct military clash.”
Diplomat Konstantin Vorontsov told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the U.S.’s continued supply of weapons to Ukraine will only be tolerated for so long. Moscow’s envoy was speaking after the Pentagon announced the contents of another military shipment to Ukraine, valued at $625 million.
“The US is increasing the deliveries of weapons to Ukraine, providing its military with intelligence information, ensuring the direct participation of its fighters and advisers in the conflict,” Vorontsov, who is the deputy head of the Russian delegation, told the General Assembly’s First Committee, a body charged with arms control and security issues. This “not only prolongs hostilities and leads to new casualties, but also brings the situation closer to the dangerous line of a direct military clash between Russia and NATO,” Vorontsov added.
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The latest batch of weapons and equipment, valued at $625 million, includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition for them, 16 each of the 155mm and 105mm howitzers, 75,000 rounds for artillery ammunition – including guided rounds and remote mine-laying ones – small arms and mortar rounds, and 200 MRAP armored vehicles. –RT
In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc including NATO. Kyiv insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked yet has recently applied for fast-tracked approval to join NATO.
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While it appears that a world war is quickly approaching, some say we are already in the third world war.
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With the amount of involvement the U.S. has in supplying Ukraine with weapons, it does appear that the pope may be correct. It will take very little at this point to ignite a direct conflict with the U.S.