Russia condemns US statements on Ukraine tensions as "inflaming anti-Russian hate speech"

Russia condemns US statements on Ukraine tensions as "inflaming anti-Russian hate speech"

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that the White House statements about the possibility of sending military forces to Eastern Europe would “fuel feelings of hatred against Russia and provoke feelings of revenge in Kiev.”

Ryabkov stressed that the White House spokesperson’s statements “are aimed primarily at raising the rageful feelings in Kiev, and inflaming anti-Russian hate speech.”

The Russian statements come in response to the White House’s announcement that it is “studying the possibility” of sending troops to Eastern Europe if the situation around Ukraine escalates.

On Monday, Russia said it may be forced to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, in response t earlier NATO plans to do the same.

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