“The allocation of an additional $1 billion for these purposes confirms that the United States does not intend to listen to the voice of reason and is not going to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the crisis,” Antonov emphasized.

According to Antonov, US statements about strengthening its position at the negotiating table in this way look especially cynical.

“It is not clear how one can, in principle, talk about dialogue in conditions when the only goal of the United States is to prolong the conflict as much as possible,” the Russian ambassador concluded.

Earlier it was reported that the US Department of Defense announced the allocation of military assistance to Kyiv for another $1 billion.

In July, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu recalled that some of the foreign weapons supplied to Ukraine end up on the black market.