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Russia Warns U.S. Arms Shipments to Ukraine Could Prompt “Direct Military Clash”

HeadlineSep 16, 2022

In Kyiv, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met Thursday with President Volodymyr Zelensky, pledging EU support to Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” Von der Leyen’s pledge came as the Biden administration said it is sending another $600 million in military aid to Ukraine. On Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned the U.S. against providing longer-range missiles to Ukraine.

Maria Zakharova: “We have repeatedly stated that pumping Ukraine with Western weapons leads to a prolongation of hostilities and new casualties among the civilian population. Moreover, this brings the situation closer to the dangerous line of a direct military clash between Russia and NATO countries.”

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