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“Increased turbulence” over the Black Sea after Ukrainian strikes



Since Sunday June 23, only one word has been in the mouths of Russian “hawks”: ATACMS. These medium-range missiles, now officially supplied by Washington to the Ukrainian army, were allegedly used during the strike against Crimea last Sunday, causing the death of four people and injuring more than 150 on one of the beaches of the occupied peninsula, near Sevastopol.

Russian authorities immediately described this attack as “terrorist”, accusing kyiv of having deliberately attacked civilians with the help of its American mentors, as the spokesperson for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, said in particular before TV channel Rossia-24. The Kiev authorities limited themselves to reminding, through the voice of the presidential spokesperson, Mykhaïlo Podoliak, that Crimea was nothing other than a “occupied territory”, A “huge military camp” peppered with legitimate targets, according to the news agency Unian.

In the process, the American ambassador to Moscow, Lynne Tracy, was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explain this episode. To believe the economic daily Vedomosti, He was told in the harshest terms that Washington would have to pay a price for giving the green light to the use of these weapons in strikes. “inside Russian territory”. “Retaliatory measures will not fail to be taken”, did it again

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