Russia warns USA after permission for Ukraine to strike Crimea

USA's permission to strike Crimea may cause conflict to broaden

The Pentagon's statements about the permissibility of strikes on Crimea are fraught with a broader conflict, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said, TASS reports.

"The Pentagon's statements are a reflection of the policy of egging Ukraine on and issuing full indulgences to Kyiv for any crimes and provocations that are fraught with dire consequences in terms of growing threats of a broader conflict,” the diplomat noted.

Washington needs "additional means to intimidate Moscow, but Russia will not succumb to this blackmail,” the diplomat added. In particular, he pointed out that Russia would balance Washington's actions on medium- and shorter-range missiles.

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Author`s name Petr Ermilin
Editor Dmitry Sudakov