IRYNA BALACHUK – WEDNESDAY, 27 JULY 2022, 18:49
Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russian delegation at the negotiations in Vienna on military security and arms control, has repeated threats that the Russian Federation “may respond harshly” if the West increases the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
Source: Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency RIA Novosti
Quote from Gavrilov: “Increasing transfers of Western weapons to Kyiv may force the Russian Federation to take tougher actions in response.”
Details: According to the representative of the aggressor country, the tactical and technical characteristics of Western weapons and equipment used in Ukraine allegedly “create threats to the citizens of Russia”.
Quote from Gavrilov: “Under these conditions, we will push the neo-Nazis away from our borders in proportion to the range of the missile systems used by Kyiv. And then we will see.”
Details: He also repeated the statements of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation that Russia will allegedly “help the Ukrainian people to get rid of the anti-people and anti-historical regime in Kyiv”.
Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said that the “geographical objectives” of the war had changed due to the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine; he threatened to seize new territories in the event that long-range weapons are supplied to Ukraine.
On 26 July, the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine would strike back in response to Russian strikes on Ukrainian cities.