Russia warns US, NATO of ‘unpredictable consequences’
   Date :17-Apr-2022

Russia warns US
DAYS after the Joe Biden administration announced an additional USD 800 million in military assistance to Ukraine, Russia warns the United States of “unpredictable consequences” if the country continues to transfer weapons to Ukraine. ‘Washington Post’ reviewed a diplomatic note that Russia sent the US this week and said that the note warned that US and NATO shipments of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine could bring “unpredictable consequences,” reported ‘Aljazeera’.
“We call on the United States and its allies to stop the irresponsible militarisation of Ukraine, which implies unpredictable consequences for regional and international security,” said the note. The shipments were “adding fuel” to the conflict, the note also said, according to the newspaper. Notably, the US military aid package included artillery systems, artillery rounds, armoured personnel carriers and helicopters - and brought the total tally of US aid to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began to more than USD 2.4 billion. Russia shoots down Ukrainian helicopter: Russia said on Friday that it has shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter using its state-of-the-art S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. The Soviet-era designed utility transport helicopter was brought down in north-eastern Ukraine, not very far from the border with Russia and Belarus. The Russian Defence Ministry claimed that the same Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was used by Kyiv in an attack on Russian villagers in a cross-border attack on Thursday.