“The United States is the main initiator and main driving force of the Ukrainian crisis, they continuously supply heavy and offensive weapons to Ukraine, dragging out the conflict and making it more intense,” RIA Novosti quoted Ning as saying at a briefing.

She noted that if Washington is really concerned about the fate of the Ukrainian people, then the American side should stop supplying weapons to Ukraine and profit from the hostilities.

Earlier, retired US intelligence officer Scott Ritter accused NATO of imitating military aid to Kyiv.

Also, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin announced the direct participation of the United States in the hostilities in Ukraine.