The United States reacted after Russia warned of attacks on weapons trucks entering Ukraine.

The White House said the United States will continue to send aid vehicles into Ukraine despite Russia’s warnings to attack any foreign weapons trucks entering the country.

At a press conference on March 18, in response to a reporter’s question about the US response after Russia warned of attacks on any foreign weapons trucks for Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. : “Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has issued this warning before.”

Psaki also confirmed that there are no troops present in Ukraine. “There are no US troops operating inside Ukraine. Our forces are only in NATO territory, NATO forces are in NATO territory,” Ms. Psaki said, but also emphasized Washington and other countries. Allies will keep a close eye on Russia’s moves.

The White House spokesman further noted that convoys entering Ukraine not only transport military aid, many of them also transport humanitarian goods such as food and medicine. “We continue to take measures to bring aid into Ukraine. We’ve done well in recent days, so we’ll continue to deploy through the channels we have,” Ms. Psaki said.

These comments came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov again warned on March 18 that all foreign weapons trucks entering Ukraine could become “legitimate targets” of Russian forces.

“We have made it clear that any shipment into Ukrainian territory that we believe is carrying weapons will become a legitimate target (of Russia.) This is clear because we are doing this. The operation is carried out with the goal of eliminating any threat from Ukraine’s territory to the Russian Federation,” Lavrov said.

The head of the Russian diplomatic service also warned that Moscow does not allow foreign countries to transfer S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly called on the West to provide his country with air defense systems similar to the S-300, in addition to anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. Slovak officials said this week that they are ready to immediately supply their only S-300 complex to Ukraine, on the condition that NATO compensate Slovakia appropriately.

The US is said to be looking for countries where the Soviet-made S-300s are available and looking to ship them to Ukraine. One problem, however, is that the missiles used for the S-300 are only produced by Russian defense companies.

The United States and its allies have increased military aid to Ukraine, especially since Russia launched a military operation in the country on February 24. During the week, US President Joe Biden approved a $800 million aid package for Ukraine that includes various weapons, including drones.

Responding to Moscow’s earlier warning about the possibility of targeting foreign military convoys carrying weapons to Ukraine, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on March 13: “The President (Joe Biden) ) has repeatedly stated that the United States will work with its allies to defend every inch of NATO land.If there is any military action against NATO territory, Article 5 will be triggered and We will respond with all our might.”

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