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Russia: U.S. 'crossed the line' by arming Ukraine

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Staff Writer | December 25, 2017
Russia has hit out at the United States for providing the Ukrainian military with weapons, saying the Trump administration has "crossed the line."
Sergei Ryabkov
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Sergei Ryabkov, deputy foreign minister, has released a statement accusing the U.S. of seeking to increase casualties in the conflict with Ukraine.

In a statement on the website of Russia's foreign ministry, Ryabkov said: "Washington is trying to present itself as a mediator. It is not a mediator at all, it is an accomplice in fomenting a war."

The statement comes after the US described Russia as a "revisionist power" in its new national security strategy.

The state department has announced that the US will hand Ukraine "enhanced defensive capabilities."


 

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