Last Updated on December 8, 2021
Russia has delivered a written warning to the United States embassy in Moscow threatening “dangerous consequences” if the U.S. military continues to conduct aggressive maneuvers near Russia’s borders, and claiming “all the means at our disposal will be used to prevent and neutralise emerging threats.”
“The military activity of the United States and NATO member states along the perimeter of Russia’s borders, including military flights and dangerous manoeuvres by naval ships, continues to mount,” the statement notes.
Zakharova’s note continues, “The US military and its NATO allies have gone from attempts to test the strength of our border protection system to provocations against civilian aircraft, which jeopardises the safety of the airspace and puts human lives in danger.”
“In connection with these provocative actions, on December 8, the US Embassy in Moscow received a note of protest warning about the dangerous consequences of this reckless behaviour,” the statement reads.
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“Reserving the right to respond to the corresponding challenges posed by the United States and NATO members, we call for a substantive dialogue on security guarantees and a discussion of pathways to reduce military and political tensions and to prevent dangerous incidents in the air and at sea,” the statement concludes, noting that “Otherwise, all the means at our disposal will be used to prevent and neutralise emerging threats.”
Prominent neoconservative figures and left-wing media organizations continue to agitate for U.S. military intervention on behalf of Ukraine against Russia, in spite of polling indicating strong public opposition to violent interference in foreign affairs.
President Joe Biden has not provided conclusive answers on whether the Democrat-run administration plans to initiate a bloody conflict with Russia using U.S. soldiers and personnel.