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Russia Says U.S. “Pouring Oil On the Flames” By Sending Arms to Ukraine

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Russian military equipment being tested. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Russia Warns United States Against Providing More Aid – Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, said this week that the United States should stop sending arms to Ukraine, and warned that large deliveries of weapons from the West were making the conflict worse. 

Speaking to Russia’s Rossiya 24 television channel, Antonov said that the United States is “pouring oil on the flames.”

“I see only an attempt to raise the stakes, to aggravate the situation, to see more losses,” he said.

Antonov also revealed that an official diplomatic note had been sent by Russia to Washington, D.C., but that no response was received from the United States.

“We stressed the unacceptability of this situation when the United States of America pours weapons into Ukraine, and we demanded an end to this practice,” the Russian diplomat said in the interview. 

It’s not the first time Russia has warned NATO forces against arming Ukraine. In March, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned that convoys carrying weapons into Ukraine from the United States and NATO countries would be considered “legitimate targets” by the Russian military.

It was the first time that Russia appeared to possibly threaten to strike targets in NATO countries, given that these convoys typically stop at the Ukrainian border.

“We warned the United States that pumping Ukraine with weapons from a number of countries orchestrated by them is not just a dangerous move, but these are actions that turn the corresponding convoys into legitimate targets,” Ryabkov said during an interview on Russia’s Channel One.

Russia Attempts to Block Shipments to Ukraine

In recent days, Russia has stepped up attacks against Ukrainian infrastructure to prevent the continued delivery of weapons, ammunition, and supplies from NATO forces. Russia reportedly attacked Ukrainian rail and fuel facilities as its troops continue to ramp up their military offensives in the eastern Donbas region. 

On Monday, Ukrainian Railways chief Oleksandr Kamyshin said that five railway facilities in central and western Ukraine had been hit by Russian missiles. There was also a missile attack close to the western city of Lviv. 

At least five people are understood to have died in the strikes. Furthermore, an oil refinery in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine was also destroyed by Russian soldiers as part of a coordinated effort to shut off Ukrainian forces’ fuel supply. Worryingly, one professor suggested this week that the situation in Ukraine is entering a period of “incremental battlefield losses and gains,” suggesting that both sides will be exploring ways to do something new. 

“The two sides are sort of every day weakening each other,” University of St. Andrews professor Phillips P O’Brien said. “So it’s a question of what you can bring in that’s new…what can you destroy on the other side?”

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Bertram

    April 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    “Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, said this week that the United States should stop sending arms to Ukraine, and warned that large deliveries of weapons from the West were making the conflict worse.”

    Yes. That’s kind of the point.

    Enjoy!

  2. sprinter

    April 26, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    That’s funny! Russia says don’t pour oil in the flames.
    Question is who started the flame?
    Answer: Russia created the flame in Ukraine when it invaded.
    S
    Russia’s request not to pour oil on the flame, would make sense, if Russia did not start the flame, by invading, but it did invade!
    So Russia is supposedly showing concern for a conflict that it started, however that is not genuine, what concerns Russia, is that the each conquer of ukraine, might turn out not to be easy, because other countries level up the fight.

  3. CK

    April 26, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Always like this with Russia. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, and they didn’t possess nukes.

  4. Illurion

    April 26, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    The Russian Ambassador isn’t very bright.

    He said:

    “An official diplomatic note had been sent by Russia to Washington, D.C., but that no response was received from the United States.”

    TOTALLY NOT TRUE…

    THE USA “DID” RESPOND.

    The USA responded to the Russian “NOTE” by “SENDING MORE ARMS TO UKRAINE.”

    What is it about “NO” that the Russian Ambassador doesn’t understand.

    The Russian Ambassador obviously isn’t paying attention.

  5. Princess Alexis is Trembling.

    April 26, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    That’s kind of a point.

    20,000 dead worthless soldiers and counting. Who in the world wants to fight and die for a country that ignores and abandons them on foreign land?

    The entire world is backing Ukraine. pootin is a failure.

  6. Alex

    April 27, 2022 at 6:53 am

    When the world sees the truth, Bandera’s Nazis burn ass so much that they begin to burn out and their approach to hell with their dad Bandera becomes faster.

    If someone wants to know the truth about the civil war in the Donbass, about all the atrocities of the Bandera clean-ups and why Russia was forced to intervene, then it is better to watch films by independent journalists. There are already many such journalists who fight for truth and freedom. For example, a documentary by the German journalist Wilhelm Domcke-Schulz.

    A documentary film about the war crimes of the Bandera Nazis during the period of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine is in production. It will be a real information bomb, where the war crimes of Bandera Nazis will be shown and proved.

    The documentary “Remember Odessa” tells how the Bandera Nazis burned Ukrainians alive and other heinous war crimes.

    The documentary “To Live and Die in Donbass” tries to fill this gaping information gap in the West. He looks into the tormented soul of the inhabitants of Donbass, who really want only one thing – to live self-determining according to their own rules and values. Not submitting to foreign forces and ideologies.

    In the east of Ukraine, in the Donbass, a war has been raging since the beginning of 2014. A civil war that claimed more than 15,000 lives over the years, including several hundred children. They had to die, because the national-fascist coup government in Kyiv, funded by the West, trained and militarily heavily armed, would not tolerate any resistance to their illegitimate rule, no matter the cost.

    Therefore, in April 2014, the putschists deployed the Ukrainian army, supported by dozens of right-wing extremist volunteer battalions, and have since bombed city centers, residential areas, schools, hospitals and infrastructure, killing civilians.

    This perennial crime has gone completely unnoticed by the Western public. Politicians and the media avoid this topic and reports about how the devil pours holy water. Because a public discussion about the crimes of the Ukrainian regime would reveal only one thing – with what mass murderers and terrorists the so-called “west of values” in Ukraine has a common language, if only to defend their goals and interests.

  7. Illurion

    April 27, 2022 at 9:10 am

    lol

    See what Bandera NAZI (russian troll/bot) Alex wrote above…

    He has “CUT AND PASTED” that exact same “garbage post”, word-for-word, in multiple different subject posts/articles in the last 24 hours…..!!!!!!!!!

    You KNOW the trolls like him feel they are defeated when they start repeating themselves, over, and over, and over.

    As you can see from above, what Alex wrote is a giant jumble of bumbling words that say nothing, and mis-represent the facts.

    Let me correct what he wrote:

    Alex SHOULD have written:

    – In 2014 Putin / Russia attacked, without warning, the peaceful country of Ukraine, AND ILLEGALLY STILL OCCUPIES THE UKRAINIAN CRIMEA.

    – during that war, Putin / Russia murdered almost 10,000 Ukrainians.

    – In that war, Putin / Russia even shot down a CIVILIAN AIRLINER KILLING ALMOST 200 EUROPEAN CIVILIANS.

    – In 2022 Putin / Russia is TRYING to do the same thing to the rest of Ukraine, but this time the entire world (OVER A HUNDRED NATIONS), (EXCEPT CHINA, INDIA, IRAN, VENEZUELA, and CUBA) have TOTALLY CONDEMNED RUSSIA FOR STARTING THIS WAR, AND HAVE ALL FINANCIALLY SANCTIONED RUSSIA, AND ARE MILITARILY SUPPORTING UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIA.

    – In this war, Putin / Russia LIED TO HIS OWN PEOPLE, AND DENIED HE WAS GOING TO ATTACK, THEN ATTACKED, AND LIED ABOUT WHY HE ATTACKED.

    – In this war, Putin / Russia is so COWARDLY, THAT HE EVEN REFUSES TO DESCRIBE WHAT HE IS DOING AS A “WAR”, BUT, INSTEAD, CALLS IT A “SPECIAL OPERATION.” (extremely stupid)

    – In this war, Putin / Russia has murdered almost 100,000 Ukrainian civilians, and displaced over 4 million Ukrainian civilians, and reduced dozens of villages, and 2 small Ukrainian cities to dust and rubble.

    – In this war, practically EVERYTHING THAT RUSSIA HAS DONE IS CONSIDERED TO BE “WAR CRIMES” BY THE UNITED NATIONS.

    – In this war, Putin / Russia is losing the war, and has LOST OVER 20,000 SOLDIERS, AND SAILORS, AND IS NOW LYING TO THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE ABOUT BOTH “LOSING THE WAR, AND ABOUT “HOW MANY” RUSSIAN SOLDIER AND SAILOR BOYS HE HAS GOTTEN KILLED.”

    In conclusion, i could go on, but there is nothing left to say other than:

    – to wonder HOW LONG IT WILL BE BEFORE THE PARENTS OF ALL THOSE DEAD RUSSIAN SOLDIER BOYS, AND SAILOR BOYS, DECIDE TO AVENGE THE USELESS DEATHS OF THEIR SONS BY PUTTING A BULLET BETWEEN PUTINS EYES.

    …….

    There Bandera NAZI Alex, i have “FIXED” your post.

    You don’t have to thank me.

  8. CK

    April 28, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to disprove him Illurion, but I must warn, this idiot doesn’t even reply anymore. As you pointed out, he just copy + pastes everything.

    The idiot has given up trying to convince us, all that is important is that he has the last word on any argument. That his lies are the last thing anyone might read, regardless of the article or the content.

    Which is why I take special joy in making sure that will never be the case 😉

  9. Alex

    April 29, 2022 at 9:06 am

    If someone wants to know the truth about the civil war in the Donbass, about all the atrocities of the Bandera clean-ups and why Russia was forced to intervene, then it is better to watch films by independent journalists. There are already many such journalists who fight for truth and freedom. For example, a documentary by the German journalist Wilhelm Domcke-Schulz.

    A documentary film about the war crimes of the Bandera Nazis during the period of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine is in production. It will be a real information bomb, where the war crimes of Bandera Nazis will be shown and proved.

    The documentary “Remember Odessa” tells how the Bandera Nazis burned Ukrainians alive and other heinous war crimes.

    The documentary “To Live and Die in Donbass” tries to fill this gaping information gap in the West. He looks into the tormented soul of the inhabitants of Donbass, who really want only one thing – to live self-determining according to their own rules and values. Not submitting to foreign forces and ideologies.

    In the east of Ukraine, in the Donbass, a war has been raging since the beginning of 2014. A civil war that claimed more than 15,000 lives over the years, including several hundred children. They had to die, because the national-fascist coup government in Kyiv, funded by the West, trained and militarily heavily armed, would not tolerate any resistance to their illegitimate rule, no matter the cost.

    Therefore, in April 2014, the putschists deployed the Ukrainian army, supported by dozens of right-wing extremist volunteer battalions, and have since bombed city centers, residential areas, schools, hospitals and infrastructure, killing civilians.

    This perennial crime has gone completely unnoticed by the Western public. Politicians and the media avoid this topic and reports about how the devil pours holy water. Because a public discussion about the crimes of the Ukrainian regime would reveal only one thing – with what mass murderers and terrorists the so-called “west of values” in Ukraine has a common language, if only to defend their goals and interests.

    Lend-lease is a commodity loan, and not cheap: for all the ammunition, equipment and food supplied by the United States, many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will pay. Zelensky is driving the country into a debt hole.

  10. CK

    April 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Ah, I see your tactic. You add a little shitty first paragraph so it doesn’t detect your duplicate post. Is this what it has come to now, you just posting the same exact post 2, 3, 4, 5 times per article?

    Wow, did they run out of paper in Russia, Alex? You guys can’t print new material? Literally using the same lines, over and over again, and now in duplicate in every post!

    Are you so defeated you can’t even come up with anything new? How sad. Now the idiot is talking about lend-lease at the end of his post, because he literally just copy + pasted it from another thread, with zero relevance to this one.

    Here’s a reminder:

    If someone wanted to know the truth about anything in Ukraine Alex, the last person they would go to is you.

    Paragraphs and paragraphs of bollocks, dubious claims about “independent journalists”, random documentarians, conspiracy theorists, deluded claims that of course, have no backup, lie after lie after lie.

    Classical Kremlin troll approach. Just flood the internet, the comments, the media, with tosh, doesn’t matter what it is, just make sure you write some old nonsense. Make sure to say the claim is supported by some dude in Germany, France, the states. If it’s a “documentary” (usually from youtube) then the better.

    Anything that victimises Russia, always the victim, always the bullied, never the problem. It’s always the Nazis. It’s always some pseudo-historical point.

    Anyone that has had the misfortune to study your “tactics” sees the forest for the trees, the pattern of lies, disinformation, blanketing of random claims, deflection, obfuscation, and other words beyond your vocabulary.

    It’s hopeless Alex. Your lies are as short as your intellect. What a pathetic job, to sit in your government shed, spreading your pathetic, government lies.

    A pathetic job for a truly pathetic man. A better match could not be made in heaven.

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