The Speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament (the Duma) accused Washington, on Saturday, of coordinating military operations in Ukraine, in what he described as tantamount to direct US interference in military operations against Russia.
“Washington is mainly coordinating and developing military operations and therefore directly participating in military operations against our country,” Vyacheslav Volodin said on his Telegram channel, according to what was reported by the “Reuters” news agency.
Washington and European members of NATO provided Kyiv with heavy weapons to help it resist the Russian offensive, which resulted in the occupation of areas of eastern and southern Ukraine but failed to control Kyiv.
But the United States and its NATO allies have repeatedly said that they will not take part in the fighting themselves in order to avoid becoming a party to the conflict.
US officials said that the United States provided intelligence information to Ukraine to help counter the Russian attack, but they denied that this information contained accurate targeting data.