Russian Foreign Ministry: US is fueling the Ukrainian conflict by recruiting its citizens
Russian Foreign Ministry accused the White House and the American intelligence services of connivance, which is why the recruitment and transfer of US citizens to participate in hostilities in Ukraine and in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) takes place. The comment of the official representative of the ministry Maria Zakharova published on site departments.
We are talking about the activities of the Ukrainian embassy in Washington to openly recruit fighters for the so-called “Foreign Legion of Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces.” “Only according to the American media, after the start of the Russian special operation, the readiness to help Kyiv expressed by about 20 thousand Americans, and the Ukrainian diplomatic mission officially registered more than six thousand applications, ”the Russian diplomatic department emphasized.
At the same time, reports from the US Border and Customs Service indicate that among the Americans leaving for Ukraine there are many who consider themselves adherents of the “idea of white supremacy” and intend to participate in hostilities on the side of the Azov armed group. “We regard the connivance of the US authorities in such activities as yet another proof that Washington is not interested in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, but, on the contrary, seeks to fuel the conflict, aiming at the strategic defeat of Russia,” the message says.
Russia demands from the United States to stop such activities of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission, which not only threatens the lives and security of Americans, but also contradicts its diplomatic status.
Formerly Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov declaredthat Russia and the United States are exchanging official signals on American mercenaries in Ukraine. He pointed to the inappropriateness of Washington’s attempts to “make a round eye” and stressed that the mercenaries would be prosecuted for their actions in Ukraine “to the fullest extent of the laws applicable in this situation.”