Ukraine war latest: Russia warns US over missiles it is reportedly sending to Ukraine | World News
The Kremlin said long-range missiles, believed to be included in an upcoming U.S. military package for Ukraine, would “escalate” the conflict.
The $2.2 billion aid reportedly includes missiles with a range of up to 94 miles (150 km) for the first time.
Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the US had also destroyed the legal basis of the New START nuclear arms control treaty between the countries, but added that the agreement remained “very important” for Russia.
The treaty, which entered into force in 2011 and was renewed in 2021, limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads and their delivery systems that the two countries can deploy.
This is not related to the war in Ukraine, but Russia refused to allow the US to conduct inspections on its territory amid rising tensions between the countries.
Peskov went on to welcome the Russian company’s offer to pay five million rubles (£58,000) to the first soldiers to destroy or capture US Abrams tanks or German Leopard 2s that were recently pledged by Ukraine’s allies.
“We have already said that they will burn. With such incentives, I think there will be even more enthusiasts,” he said.
Peskov added that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to negotiate with President Joe Biden.