The United States assures that it has made it clear to all our allies and partners that the United States was not involved and will not interfere in these events.
The representative of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, emphasized that the situation was considered precisely as Russia’s internal affairs.
This was discussed during a briefing in the White House.
“We conveyed the same message to the Russians themselves through the appropriate diplomatic channels. I will emphasize – as the president recently did (Joe Biden – ed.) — that it is still too early to speculate about the impact of these events or draw any definitive conclusions — except for one thing, of course. And this is that regardless of what happens next, we will remain in close coordination with these allies and partners, and we will continue to support Ukraine,” he emphasized.
“All I can tell you is that through various diplomatic channels, we passed on these messages directly to Russia. First of all, the USA was not involved here, and will not be – will not be and will not be. And that we expect Russia to fulfill its obligations — its international obligations regarding the protection of diplomatic personnel in Moscow. Now, what this tension does within Russia is, again, an internal matter for Russia. We need to stay focused on that and make sure we are focused on supporting Ukraine,” Kirby added.
The journalists also wanted to know how to call what happened in Russia over the weekend – mutiny, coup, coup attempt or armed uprising.
“We’re not putting a bumper sticker on it,” Kirby quipped.
“What I can talk about is that we stay in touch with our allies and partners to make sure that we all have the same view on this and approach it from the same side, and that we have appropriate communications with the Russians regarding our — of their obligations to protect our diplomats and make sure they knew we weren’t involved,” the American official summed up.
We will remind, on the night of June 24, the leader of the terrorist group “Wagner” Prigozhin said that his fighters are going to Moscow “after the heads” of the country’s military leadership. They first seized all military facilities in Rostov and Voronezh and continued their movement to the capital of the aggressor country. However, Prigozhin later stated that he managed to come to an agreement with the leadership of the Russian Federation and “prevent bloodshed.”