US authorities are responsible for the sabotage in the Bryansk region, since its perpetrators were inspired by Washington’s support for Ukraine. This was told to journalists by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. His words son telegram channel of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“With each new shipment of American weapons, criminals in Kiev feel more and more permissive. Inspired by the support of the United States, they embark on inhuman actions, such as a terrorist attack in the Bryansk region,” he said.
Antonov added that “Washington stands behind the backs of those who fired on civilians, which means it is responsible for these atrocities. “The blood of the victims is already ‘in the hands’ of the United States,” he said.
The Russian ambassador also warned that Washington’s attempts to inflict a strategic defeat on Moscow were doomed to failure, and that such US actions would only prolong “the agony of the Kiev regime”. He assured that all weapons that fell into the hands of Ukrainian fighters would be “crushed and destroyed”.
The attack on villages in the Bryansk region, as a result of which two people were killed, was carried out on the morning of March 2. The FSB reported that measures were being taken in the region to destroy “Ukrainian nationalists” who had crossed the border with Russia.
In the afternoon, the special service assured that the situation in the Bryansk region is under the control of law enforcement agencies and that the “saboteurs” who attacked the villages were “ejected” into Ukrainian territory and dealt them a heavy blow. . Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Russian Volunteer Corps, a unit made up of Russian immigrants and fighting alongside Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a terrorist attack. He noted that “it is precisely these people who have made it their task to deprive us of historical memory, to deprive us of our history, to deprive us of our traditions and our language”.
“Those who today have committed another terrorist act, another crime. They entered the border area and opened fire on civilians. We saw that it was a civilian car, we saw that civilians and children were sitting there. Ordinary “Niva”. They opened fire on them,” he said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office said the news of the attack by “Ukrainian saboteurs” in the Bryansk region is a “classic provocation”.
The head of the administration of the village of Novy Ropsk, located between Lyubechany and Sushany, Nikolai Samusev, said that two groups of saboteurs took part in the attack.
The Russian Volunteer Corps took responsibility for the attacks on the territory of the Bryansk region. Mediazona* notes that this is part of the International Legion of Ukraine, which was formed in August 2022 from immigrants from Russia, many of whom have fought on the Ukrainian side since 2014, including in the Azov** regiment. Officially, they claim to adhere to “right-wing conservative political views and traditionalist beliefs”.
Attack on the Bryansk region: conflicting reports, Russian neo-Nazis and FSB video. What we know after a day
* included by the Ministry of Justice of Russia in the register of foreign agents
** recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia and banned
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