According to Russian Federation officials, the actions of the United States and NATO are dangerous because they could lead to an unpredictable escalation of the conflict.

We can therefore make the same assessment of American interference in the conflict between two dictatorships, namely Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, "the actions of the United States and its allies are drawing NATO countries into the conflict in the NGO zone and may lead to an unpredictable level of its escalation," the TASS news agency reports.

According to Shoigu, the United States and its allies are openly calling on Ukraine to seize Russian territory and are trying to prolong the conflict as much as possible by supplying heavy weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces.

Indeed, Shoigu failed to mention that Crimea and other Ukrainian territories have been brazenly stolen by Russia through fictitious referendums, ironically even from a country whose territorial integrity is guaranteed by the Russian Federation.

The Budapest Memorandum was signed on 5 December 1994 in the Hungarian capital and provides Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine with guarantees of security and territorial integrity in exchange for accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Under this treaty, Russia remained the only country with nuclear weapons after the collapse of the USSR. Ukraine gave up its nuclear arsenal and Russia, which was supposed to guarantee Ukraine's borders, clearly violated this memorandum.

Thus, if he accuses Shoigu of supplying weapons to a state that is only defending itself, he is forgetting the similar assistance that the West gave to Stalin's USSR, which fought against Nazi Germany. The Lend-Lease Act, which was passed in the US on 11 March 1941, allowed massive military aid to some 40 countries, and thanks to it the USSR received huge supplies of arms, equipment or even medicine.

The figures are clear, and the USSR received 22.3% of its combat aircraft thanks to the Lend-Lease Act. The delivery of almost 410 000 Willy, Dodge or Studebaker cars was also decisive, when in fact it can be said that the Red Army arrived in Berlin on American wheels.

A total of 40 convoys arrived in the USSR via the northern route across the Atlantic, bringing some 4,000,000 tons of cargo. In addition, another 4,200,000 tons by the southern route (via Iran) and another 8,000,000 tons by the eastern route via the Pacific.

The United States supplied the Soviet Union with approximately this number of weapons and equipment. 400,000 jeeps and trucks, approximately 13,000 armored vehicles (approximately 7,000 tanks, 1,386 M3 Lee and 4,102 M4 Sherman types), approximately 11,400 aircraft (4,719 Bell P-39 Airacobras), 35,000 motorcycles, 131,633 automatic weapons, 12,997 pistols, 350,000 tons of explosives, 90 cargo ships, 15,417,000 pairs of military boots, 622,100 tons of railroads (56.5% of the USSR's production), and 2,000 locomotives.

Thus, according to today's top Russian officials, US aid during World War II was a major mistake that prolonged the war with Germany and resulted in many dead Germans and Russians.

Thus, the USSR's aid was highly immoral, and had it not been given, the Germans could have thrown the Soviet infantrymen calmly off the pier in Vladivostok into the Pacific Ocean.


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