Russia: if the US supplies weapons to Ukraine it would ‘blow up’ situation in the Donbas

Russia believes that if the United States decides to supply arms to Ukraine, it will seriously destabilize the situation in the Donbas as stated by Head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , reports RIA Novosti.

Shamanov, commenting on a statement by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin that Ukraine would receive lethal weapons in the future, said that such an event would "blow up" the situation in the Donbas.

According to Klimkin, in addition to Javelin anti-tank missile systems, Kyiv expects to receive drones, counter-battery systems and funds for cyber-warfare from the US.

"The capabilities that he listed all refer to offensive actions; and, of course, this will be extremely negative on all aspects of the process, both political and diplomatic…I'm not even talking about the military [aspect]," Shamanov said.

The Russian politician is convinced that the supply of arms to Ukraine is "the most irresponsible step."

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