Some of the French weapons supplied to Ukraine have made their way back to the country that sent them, and are being used by rioters to attack police, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has claimed.
Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, Maria Zakharova said the years-long support of radical Ukrainian nationalists by Western countries has emboldened like-minded forces on their own soil.
“According to multiple media reports, neo-Nazi groups are taking direct action in the riots in France,” she said.
“Weapons, delivered to Kiev, end up in the hands of those very protesters and are being used against the police there, in France,” Zakharova added, without specifying the type of arms involved.
Weapons and funds provided to the “Kiev regime” by the US and its allies “boomerang and… damage their own people,” Zakharova stated, adding that Moscow has been warning about the risk of a spillover for a long time. Paris “is fueling the black market for arms and sponsors international cross-border crime” with its assistance to Kiev, she claimed.