Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, stated that local lawmakers appear to be unaware of their words. On live television, Republican senator Lindsey Graham made an open plea for Putin’s killing. Russia has slammed US senators’ ‘irresponsible’ statements about the current Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Senator Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican, stated in an unaired interview that sending US soldiers to Ukraine ought not to be ruled out. In response to this remark, which has already been covered in the US media, the Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned that Washington’s anti-Russia rhetoric has begun to represent a threat to global security. According to Russian media, he stated that he is willing to discuss the problem with any US lawmaker.
“Anti-Russian rhetoric in the US has reached the point of absurdity. There is an impression that local politicians are not fully aware of their statements. The slogans voiced in Washington are becoming more and more irresponsible, provocative, and, most importantly, extremely risky for international security,” Anatoly Antonov said.
Rick Scott was questioned about his suggestion of deploying US soldiers to Ukraine in an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Full Court Press, as per to US media. “You should always keep all your options open … I don’t think you should ever take it off the table,” he said.
“But your hope is that you would never, ever again, ever have to put American men and women at risk. I don’t think you should ever take it off the table. But the goal here is to give Ukrainians the resources so they can do this on their own,” the senator said.
US Vice President Joe Biden has stated that the US would intervene only if Putin entered NATO members. “Well, if he (Russian President Vladimir Putin) did move to NATO countries, we will be involved. The only thing that I am convinced of is if we don’t stop (him) now, he’ll be emboldened. If we don’t move against him now with these significant sanctions, he will be emboldened,” Biden said earlier.
Putin stated on Saturday that any country imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine might be deemed to be within an armed conflict with Russia.