Washington, February 17 – Igor Girenko, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Washington, said that the statement of Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland regarding support for Ukrainian strikes in Crimea confirms the direct involvement of the United States in the conflict.
Nuland, who was speaking Thursday at a virtual Carnegie Center event, called Russian military installations in Crimea “legitimate targets” for Ukraine.
“Statements by a senior State Department official on February 16 about supporting the Ukrainian armed forces in conducting strikes on Crimea are a clear confirmation of Russia’s position that the United States is directly involved in the conflict. The official acknowledged that the administration is fueling the ambitions of the Kiev regime,” Girenko said. to attack our country.
“Inciting” Ukrainian forces against Crimea, quasi-diplomatically getting them to “attack Moscow or Vladivostok”.
“It should eventually become clear to the entire international community that the United States is the instigator and instigator of the confrontation in Ukraine,” he added.
Girenko emphasized that US attempts to use the Ukrainians to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia are doomed to failure. “No one has the slightest doubt that Russia will protect its citizens and its territory,” he said.