The Russian Foreign Ministry is threatening to expand the "geographic objectives" of the war in case Ukraine is supplied with long-range weapons. This statement was made by Alexander Darchiev, director of the Department of North America of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in an interview with ROSSMI.
Darchiev, who is quoted by RosSMI, said that "the correlation of massive supplies of Western weapons to Kyiv with the course and timing" of the war, which Russia calls "svoboda," was "clearly outlined by Sergey Lavrov."
And that what Moscow calls "pumping" Ukraine with "more long-range weapon systems," according to Darchiev, "will lead to the geographic objectives of the special operation being pushed back even further."
According to him, "Russia cannot allow the remaining Ukrainian territory to have weapons that pose a direct threat to our country" and the occupied territories.
As a reminder, in July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the "special operation" had moved beyond the DPR and LPR, and the geography of Russian military tasks had allegedly changed.