MOSCOW: The Kremlin said Thursday that Washington and Kyiv were turning a deaf ear to Russian concerns following a historic visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the USA.
Zelenskyy was greeted as a hero on a whirlwind trip to Washington where US President Joe Biden committed nearly $1.8 billion in military supplies, including, for the first time, the Patriot missile defense system.
“We can say with regret that so far neither President Biden nor President Zelensky have uttered even a few words that could be perceived as a potential willingness to listen to Russia’s concerns,” he said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“Not a single word was heard warning Zelensky against continuing the bombardment of residential buildings in the towns and villages of Donbass and there were no real calls for peace,” Peskov said.
“This suggests that the United States is pursuing its de facto line of waging indirect war with Russia to the last Ukrainian,” he added.
Hours before Zelenskyy’s visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will continue next year to develop its military potential and the combat readiness of its nuclear forces.

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