On Tuesday Washington announced that they are to send Ukraine a $625 million military aide package which includes the deadly High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
The Biden administration have said they will send four HIMARS, ammunition, mines, and anti-mine devices, Reuters reported.
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned President Joe Biden last month with “direct conflict” if they deliver anymore longer range missiles for the Ukrainian forces HIMARs then they will “cross the red line.”
On Wednesday Moscow warned that this is an “immediate threat” to Russia and the West has been warned of a “direct military clash.”
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Anatoly Antonov who is a former military officer and a Russian diplomat and the current ambassador to the US warned the new military package will create more “bloodhsed.”
Anotonov warned, “We perceive this as an immediate threat to the strategic interests of our country.
“The supply of military products by the US and its allies not only entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries.”
The Ukraine are “wreaking havoc” and Vladimir Putin who is facing a crushing defeat as the US supplied HIMARS are turning the tide in the war and the situation on the front lines has now “become dramatic.”
“The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket System [HIMARS] launchers, munitions, mines and mine-resistant vehicles, two sources briefed on the $625 million package told Reuters on Monday,” according to a report, published on the website.
Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned, “If Washington decides to supply longer-range missiles to Kyiv, then it will be crossing a red line, and will become a direct party to the conflict.”
Zakharova added that Russia “reserves the right to defend its territory.”