Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a media briefing that if the U.S. decides to supply Ukraine with longer-range missiles, "it would cross the red line and become an actual party to the conflict."
She added that such a move would be equivalent to deploying ground-based, medium-range missiles in Europe and that such weapons were already previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), which the U.S. abandoned in 2019 under the Donald Trump administration.
"In such a scenario, we would have to come up with an adequate response," said Zakharova, adding that Russia "reserves the right to defend its territory using any means available."
Washington has supplied Kyiv with M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS multiple launch rocket systems, which are capable of hitting targets at a range of around 70 kilometers.
Kyiv is also seeking to get ahold of U.S.-made Army Tactical Missile System or ATACMS, which can be fired using the HIMARS and MLRS systems but with a significantly longer range of some 300 kilometers. This means that the missiles can strike targets deep in Russian territory.
Zakharova is accusing Washington of seeking to drag the conflict in Ukraine out for as long as possible while it controls how it develops, adding that it is a sign of America's direct involvement in the conflict. She also accused the U.S. of seeking global destabilization and instigating a new arms race.
These accusations came just a day after Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov accused the U.S. of inciting Kyiv against Russia as well as aiding Ukraine's military efforts and "boasting" about it. Antonov also blasted U.S. claims about not being a party to the conflict as "ridiculous" and "unfounded."
The Pentagon also revealed a new military aid package for Kyiv this month. The $675 million package includes artillery ammunition, armored vehicles and remote-launched mines, among others.
If the U.S. continues its support for Ukraine, the implication is that Russia will attack. It's a threat that the Kremlin has issued before, but without sufficient weaponry to hold back Ukrainian soldiers using HIMARS missile systems, Russia is not capable of targeting the U.S. and beating the military onslaught that would follow.
This means Russia's best attack is a nuclear strike. (Related: RED ALERT: Russia and China planning simultaneous attack to ELIMINATE the United States and occupy North America.)
It is not clear if Russia would attack NATO countries in any way. While it's a threat the communist country has implied time and time again, Kremlin officials cannot seem to get their stories straight, with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issuing another warning of a possible nuclear war.
Medvedev, who was the president between 2008 and 2012, is the current deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council. He claimed that the West is "taking advantage" of the conflict in Ukraine to eliminate Russia from the global political field.
"Those are the dirty dreams of the Anglo-Saxon perverts, who go to sleep with a secret thought about the breakup of our state, thinking about how to shred us into pieces, cut us into small bits," he said, adding that such attempts by NATO are very dangerous and should not be underestimated.
"Those dreamers ignore a simple axiom: A forceful disintegration of a nuclear power is always a chess game with death, in which it’s known precisely when the check and mate come: doomsday for mankind," he went on.
If nuclear conflict is really the threat that Russia is attempting to communicate with the West, Zakharova and Medvedev need to communicate with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who sought to downplay the possibility of a nuclear conflict.
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