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Russia: NATO Engaged in 'Proxy War' Against Russia in Ukraine

  • The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that NATO is playing a part in the

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that NATO is playing a part in the "prolongation of the conflict" in Ukraine by providing them with more weapons. | Photo: Twitter @OttawaCommies

Published 9 April 2022

NATO countries have been regularly supplying weapons to Ukraine since before the start of Russia's special operation, although Moscow has repeatedly warned that this would result in more casualties.

NATO has been engaging in a “proxy” war against Russia in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. She stressed that the alliance has been "strengthening the Kiev regime's belief that its war crimes and cruelty towards civilians all across Ukraine will be left unpunished".


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"It is becoming more evident that, although dismissing its direct participation in the conflict, NATO is practically fighting against Russia on Ukraine's side and by using Ukraine's people", Zakharova said in a statement published on the ministry's website.

The spokeswoman added that by sending more and more weapons to Ukraine, NATO contributes to the prolongation of the conflict.

The U.S. and its NATO allies have already provided Ukraine with some 25,000 anti-aircraft systems, and Washington is considering a new arms package for Kiev, U.S. Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently said. He added that Ukraine has already received 60,000 anti-tank systems. 

The EU has also joined the list of arms suppliers to Ukraine, having agreed upon a package of military aid worth $1.1 billion.

In its statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry also pointed to the fact that the alliance has been routinely turning a blind eye to the crimes of the Kiev regime.

"Jens Stoltenberg recently avoided commenting on Russian prisoners of war tortured and killed by Ukrainian militants. He said he knew nothing about that. Or maybe he just does not want to know... However, he spoke much about 'the tragedy in Bucha’, saying that once Russian forces leave Ukrainian towns, ‘mass graves and new evidence of atrocities and war crimes’ will emerge. These are double standards that are apparently shared as a common value by the West", the ministry's statement says.

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