The Kremlin has accused the United States of direct involvement in the ongoing conflict with Russia, following last week’s drone strikes over the Baltic Sea. The comments came after Russian fighter planes took down a US drone on Tuesday, marking the first known direct military encounter between the two sides since the conflict began.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that the US drone strikes were a clear sign of direct involvement in the conflict, and that the drones were not on a peaceful mission to ensure the safety of shipping in international waters, as claimed by the US. According to Peskov, “in fact, we are talking about the direct involvement of the operators of these drones in the conflict, and against us.”
The ongoing conflict between Russia and the US has been escalating in recent weeks, with both sides accusing each other of aggression and interference. The US has been providing military aid to Ukraine, which Russia sees as a direct threat to its national security, and has been amassing troops and military equipment along the Ukrainian border.
The situation has sparked concerns of a possible military confrontation between the two superpowers, which could have catastrophic consequences for the region and the world. The international community has called on both sides to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to de-escalate tensions.
The US has yet to respond to the Kremlin’s accusations, and the situation remains tense and volatile. The world watches with bated breath as the conflict between Russia and the US continues to unfold.