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US and Ukraine discuss possibility of using American weapons to strike Russian territory

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 20:49
US and Ukraine discuss possibility of using American weapons to strike Russian territory

The US and Ukraine are discussing a possible authorisation for Ukraine to use American long-range weapons to launch attacks deep into Russian territory.

Source: Chris Smith, Deputy Assistant to the US Secretary of State, in an interview for the Voice of America, as reported by European Pravda

Details: Smith stated that the US condemns Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian civilians "in the most decisive way".


"And we will do everything within our power to either help Ukraine counteract these threats in the air or strike them where they appear. In a sense, this corresponds to our policy," he said.

Smith noted that the US "thoroughly and closely cooperates with Ukrainian counterparts in order to adapt and coordinate the assistance in the security sector and leading principles that we provide along with this aid in order to counteract against these threats".

"These discussions are ongoing. I do not want to telegraph any of our strikes to the Russians, but we are closely cooperating with Ukraine on this critical issue and we will keep closely cooperating," Smith added.


He made this comment after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the US to lift all the restrictions concerning the strikes on the territory of Russia following a large-scale missile attack on 8 July as a result of which a building of the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital was destroyed.

As it is known, Joe Biden, the US President, opposed potential strikes with Ukrainian weapons deep into Russian territory after giving a limited authorisation to Ukraine to use American armament to launch strikes on Russia.

With that, Kyiv seeks to extend the scope of this permission.

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