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Ukraine could use US rockets to provoke war in Donbass – Moscow

The alleged use of American anti-tank missiles by Ukrainian forces fighting separatists in the east of the country is increasing the prospect of a full-blown conflict in the war-torn region, Moscow’s top diplomat has warned.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that claims Kiev’s troops had deployed American-made Javelin rocket launchers were a concerning development. “In recent weeks, we have seen a stream of consciousness from the Ukrainian leadership – especially when it comes to the military – that is excessively inflamed and dangerous.” According to him, the belligerent rhetoric could lead to provocations on the ground.

His comments come just hours after an interview with the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service, Kirill Budanov, was published by the US-based Military Times. In it, the defense chief revealed that Javelin had been tested by Kiev’s troop’s and was being used by soldiers in the Donbass. While the US provides ‘non-lethal’ aid to the country and sells ammunition to it, analysts have speculated that the weapons system could have been donated or provided at a discount given its high cost.