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Russia has summoned the US ambassador and threatened “consequences” after the Ukrainian bombing in Crimea.

Russia has summoned the US ambassador and threatened “consequences” after the Ukrainian bombing in Crimea.
File photo of the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Moscow, Russia. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)

He The Kremlin on Monday warned the US of “consequences” and summoned its ambassadorA day after Moscow said four people were killed in a Ukrainian strike by a US missile in Crimea.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry PeskovHe described the attack on Sevastopol as “barbaric” and accused Washington of “killing Russian children”.

Two of the victims were minors.

Peskov referred to the president’s comments Vladimir Putin earlier this month about the possibility of arming countries to launch attacks against Western targets.

US involvement, direct involvement, resulting in the death of Russian citizens, cannot be without consequences.”Peskov told reporters. “Time will tell what they will be,” he added.

The Ministry of External Affairs said it has summoned the US ambassador Lynn Tracy on Monday.

US Ambassador to Russia Lynn Tracy (REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina)

He then issued a statement “Washington bears the same responsibility as the Kyiv regime for this atrocity” And assault “will not go unpunished.”

Russia said Sunday’s attack on the city of Sevastopol was carried out by a US-supplied ATACMS missile. and a cluster warship mounted.

Moscow-based local officials said The missile hit an area of ​​the port city with sandy beaches and hotels.

In a meeting with international news agencies including AFP, Putin criticized the delivery of long-range weapons to Ukraine this month through the West.

“If someone thinks it is possible to supply such weapons to a war zone to attack our territory and create problems for us, why do we not have the right to supply the same type of weapons to the regions of the world? Attacks on sensitive installations of those occidental countries)?” Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Kremlin/dpa)

“I mean, the answer might be asymmetric. We’ll think about it.”he told reporters.

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Peskov also referred to Putin’s comments that the West was providing data on the targets of Ukrainian attacks.

Crimea was unilaterally annexed by Russia in 2014.

Andriy Yermak, The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine said on Monday: “Crimea Ukraine.”

“Russia must leave the peninsula. “Its military and military equipment must stop being there,” he said on social media.

Senior Advisor to the President of Ukraine Michael PodoliakAlso recommended Crimea was a legitimate military objective.

“Crimea is also a huge military camp and warehouse, with hundreds of direct military targets that the Russians cynically try to hide and conceal with their own citizens,” he said.

(With information from AFP)