Kremlin suspects Ukraine will attack Russia with US rockets

Kremlin suspects Ukraine will attack Russia with US rockets

 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not trust the promises of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Meanwhile, the agreement relates to a new rocket system, M142 HIMARS that the United States (US) provided to Ukraine. US officials said they provided the rocket weapon system with assurances that it would not be used to strike targets in Russia. Because, the reason is, Washington is not a party to the Ukraine conflict. President Zelensky agreed by pledging to honor the US guarantee in an interview with Newsmax. "We are not interested in what is happening in Russia. We are only interested in our own territory in Ukraine," he promised in an interview published on Wednesday (1/6/2022), quoted by Tribunnews from RussianToday. 

However, Peskov said he did not believe Zelensky would keep his promise. Because, according to Peskov's experience, Zelensky often broke his promises. "Unfortunately, this is not what our experience suggests," Peskov said. "Zelensky has broken his promises throughout his relatively short political career."
"Started with his primary election campaign promise to end the war in southeastern Ukraine," continued Peskov. Therefore, the Kremlin suspects that Ukraine could have attacked Russia using the rocket. In fact, Peskov said, the Kremlin also does not trust the actions of the US who try to have good intentions. "We don't trust the Ukrainian side," Peskov said. 

"Russia also does not believe that the US acted in good faith." "The US poured gasoline on the fire deliberately and with enthusiasm. And American arms supplies pushed the Ukrainian leadership to discontinue peace talks," he added. Peskov promised that the Russian military would take precautions to minimize the potential threat posed to Russia by US rockets in the possession of Ukraine. Previously reported by Tribunnews, the United States will provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems for use in defense against Russian troops. However, the system is not intended to carry out attacks inside Russia, a White House official said Wednesday.
U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with a rocket system that can hit Russian long-range targets.

 The aid is part of a $700 million arms package that the US is preparing. Jonathan Finer, the White House's deputy national security adviser, said Ukraine had requested the rocket system. Washington was confident the system would meet their needs. "We have asked for Ukrainian assurances that they will not use this system to attack inside Russia," Finer said in an interview with CNN. "This is a defensive conflict that Ukraine is engaged in." "Russian troops are on their territory." There are significant targets that Ukraine cannot achieve with the weapons they currently have, Finer continued. The rocket system will make a huge difference in the conflict in the east and southeast of the country, where Russian forces are currently focused. 

A senior government official said on Tuesday that Ukraine provided assurances that it would not use long-range missiles to strike inside Russia.
In addition to the rocket system, the US aid package includes ammunition, fire-fighting radar, aerial surveillance radar, additional Javelin anti-tank missiles and anti-armor weapons, officials said. Ukrainian officials have asked allies for a long-range missile system that can fire a barrage of rockets hundreds of miles away, in the hope of turning the tide of the war. A Russian official said Moscow views the development as "very negative." Even so, Finer said Biden had told President Vladimir Putin firsthand what the consequences of any invasion of Ukraine would be. 

"We did exactly what we said we would do," he said. "Russia has done this itself by launching an invasion of a sovereign nation." Thousands of people have been killed in Ukraine and millions more displaced since Russia's invasion on February 24. As the United States and its allies provide Ukraine with increasingly sophisticated weapons, Washington has held discussions with Kyiv about the dangers of escalation if it strikes deep inside Russia, US and diplomatic officials told Reuters. US intelligence has also warned of the increased risk. Biden also on Tuesday told reporters that "we will not send rocket systems to Ukraine that attack Russia."

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