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Where once the world saw a might and conniving world leader, they now bear witness to a trapped rat, whose ambitions for a little sliver of eastern European cheese got the better of him.
Vladimir Putin’s armies are not exactly winning the war in Ukraine. In fact, they’ve moved the goalposts so often that they may as well paint big yellow “U’s” on their vehicles instead those “Z’s” they are currently sporting.
And that’s not just in the case of their own goals, no. This also goes for what they’ll “allow” the rest of the world to contribute to Ukraine’s effort.
Case in point this week: The Kremlin suddenly pitching a fit about American missile systems headed to the region.
President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. is sending “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” to Ukraine is a move that is “adding fuel to the fire,” Russia warned Wednesday.
Biden said the weaponry is part of the latest military aid package for Ukraine, but stressed that his administration is not enabling the Ukrainians to strike outside their own border.
It’s the 11th package approved so far and will include helicopters, tactical vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger antiaircraft missiles, and other advanced weapons.
“We have moved quickly to send Ukraine a significant amount of weaponry and ammunition so it can fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table,” the president wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times on Tuesday.
Russia wasn’t too thrilled about it.
But Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said “we believe that the United States is purposefully and diligently adding fuel to the fire,” according to Reuters.
When asked by reporters on how Russia could respond if Ukraine uses the U.S. rockets to strike Russian territory, Peskov reportedly added “let’s not talk about worst-case scenarios.”
Russia has repeatedly suggested that they would consider using a nuclear weapon against the United States, should their support for Ukraine exceed some arbitrary line.
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