Any possible seizure of Russian assets by the United States will destroy Moscow's bilateral relations with Washington; TASS quoted the head of the North American Department at the Russian foreign ministry as saying on Saturday.

Iran PressEurope: Since the beginning of the military attack by the Russian army on Ukraine, the European and Western countries, especially the United States, by intensifying the pressure of sanctions against the Russian Federation and supplying all kinds of light and heavy weapons to Kyiv, not only did not take a step toward ending the war in Ukraine but more and more fueled the conflicts in the region.

"We warn the Americans of the detrimental consequences of such actions that will permanently damage bilateral relations, which is neither in their nor in our interests," Alexander Darchiev told TASS. It was not immediately clear which assets he was referring to.

Darchiev also said that the US influence on Ukraine had increased to the degree that "Americans are increasingly becoming more and more a direct party in the conflict."

Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, calling it a "special military operation."


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