An expected US package including longer-range rockets for Ukraine will “increase the level of escalation” in the conflict, the Kremlin says.
Kremlin warns on longer-range US rockets for Ukraine
The Kremlin says longer-range rockets reportedly included in an upcoming package of military aid from the United States to Ukraine will escalate the conflict but not change its course.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told reporters there were no plans for Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks with US President Joe Biden.
The US package of military aid, worth $US2.2 billion ($A3.1 billion), is expected to include longer-range rockets for the first time, two US officials briefed on the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
Such rockets would allow Ukraine – which has said it plans to retake all of its territory by force, including annexed Crimea – to strike deeper into Russian-held territory.