Russia Delivers Further Blow to Diplomatic Hopes of Solving Ukraine Crisis

Tuesday - 01/02/2022 11:33
The mission also defended the movement of Russian troops "on our own soil" and accused the U.S. violating "the principle of the indivisibility of security" with the placement of "military infrastructure close to Russian borders."
A Ukrainian Military Forces serviceman on the frontline near Zolote village, in the eastern Lugansk region, on January 21, 2022. ANATOLII STEPANOV/GETTY
A Ukrainian Military Forces serviceman on the frontline near Zolote village, in the eastern Lugansk region, on January 21, 2022. ANATOLII STEPANOV/GETTY

Russia's embassy in Washington has said Moscow will not be swayed by U.S. threats of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Monday's statement followed a rancorous exchange between the countries at the United Nations as the prospect of diplomacy easing fears of a Moscow-led invasion of Ukraine seemed further away than ever.

The mission said on Facebook that "the generator of tension is not Moscow but Washington" and that "we are not going to back away and stand at attention, heeding the threat of U.S. sanctions."

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