Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A large number of weapons and equipment from the United States and other Western countries have continued to flow. Onto the battlefield, and the variety and quantity have also continued to expand. The lethality and lethality have continued to increase. And the risk of spillover effects and proliferation has increased day by day. On the 29th, at the UN Security Council, Western representatives still insisted on providing arms support to Ukraine. Which was strongly refuted by the Permanent Representative of Russia and several journalists.
The British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Barbara Woodward, said We not only provide weapons; about 17,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained in the UK since the outbreak of the conflict.
Nicolas de Riviere, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, said In recent weeks. We have increased the delivery of weapons. And ammunition, armoured vehicles, logistical support, and training for the Ukrainian army by supporting the Ukrainian counteroffensive.
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Robert Wood declared that the purpose of their supply of weapons was to ensure Ukraine’s ability. To exercise its right of self-defence in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
In this regard, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Nebenzya, retorted at the meeting. That the current US and Western countries have completely divorced themselves from reality. And are deliberately provoking direct conflicts between nuclear powers. For them, what is more important is that there are buyers who spend money to buy weapons. And make their own military enterprises rich.
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nebenzia
Now the United States and the West not only provide weapons to Ukraine but also train the Ukrainian armed forces on their territory, provide the Ukrainian army with intelligence on attack targets, and even authorise the use of Western weapons to attack specific targets, but at the same time But they keep claiming that they are not directly involved in the conflict and are neutral.
In response to this irresponsible behaviour of the United States and the West, the editor-in-chief of the American independent news website “Grey Zone” stated that the US government cannot track the whereabouts of the weapons provided to Ukraine and that the risk of them flowing into the black market is extremely high.
Max Blumenthal, editor-in-chief of the “Grey Zone” website
Last June, the head of Interpol warned that large-scale arms shipments to Ukraine meant that these weapons would end up in Europe or elsewhere, where criminals were coveting them.
Another independent journalist from Ireland said at the meeting that it was hard for him to imagine what kind of tragedy it would bring if these weapons flowed into the black market.
Chai Bowes, an independent Irish journalist
In November 2015, a terrorist attack in a theater in Paris resulted in the death of 130 innocent civilians and the injury of 416 others. The attacker was carrying an M70 assault rifle, one of the tens of thousands of the most common weapons currently in circulation in Ukraine.