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The US has authorized Ukraine to use its long-range missiles against Russian targets beyond the Kharkiv frontline.

The US has authorized Ukraine to use its long-range missiles against Russian targets beyond the Kharkiv frontline.

The United States has authorized Ukraine to use its long-range missiles against Russian targets beyond the Kharkiv front (REUTERS).

America This Friday it announced a further relaxation of restrictions on the arms it supplies UkraineNow lets his army with long-range missiles, beyond the Kharkiv front, to strike targets inside Russia; Whenever it is an action Defense. The news, however, does not signal a change in White House policy.

For months, the Kremlin has been launching attacks from its border against Ukrainian bases, largely due to Kyiv’s inability to order maneuvers beyond its borders. The enemy enjoyed a certain “safe zone”.. That’s why the Pentagon assumed, “If Russia attacks or is about to attack Ukraine from its border. It only makes sense to allow Ukraine to retaliate against invading forces from across the border.”.

Gen. Pat Ryder said in that regard, “We have explained that Ukraine can and has the right to counterattack in self-defense by seeing these forces carry out such operations from the other side of the border.” “It’s not about geography, it’s about common sense,” argued Charlie Deitz, another Pentagon spokesman.

The Pentagon explained that it was not a question of geography, but common sense (EFE).

He also said that Ukrainian troops “could be used”. Air defense systems The U.S. was given to shoot down Russian planes if they plan to shoot down targets in Ukrainian airspace or if such planes fly into Russian airspace.

With this announcement, President Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to defend Ukraine, which has been under siege by Russian maneuvers since February 2022.

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Kyiv also announced its decision the day before to Washington, in an effort to continue strengthening the military Freezes delivery of Patriot and NASA missiles to other countries to expedite deliveries and exports to Ukraine..

“Many of our allies and partners have taken historic steps, but obviously more is needed and it is needed now. The government has taken a difficult but necessary decision. Change short-term project priorities Military sales and distribution to other countries to go to Ukraine instead,” said White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. announced it was suspending deliveries of Patriot systems to other countries to prioritize exports to Ukraine (REUTERS).

He stressed that the Ukrainian military “needs additional air defense capabilities”, echoing Zelensky’s words, noting that these allow. To protect “cities and civilians”.This is one of the main objectives of the Kremlin.

Thanks to this, he continued, it is estimated that these systems – hundreds of them – will reach their destination in the coming weeks. Before the end of summerOf course”, when Moscow will intensify its attacks, ahead of winter.

For his part, “I am deeply grateful to the President and the United States for making Ukraine a priority in providing air defenses that we critically need to defeat Russian attacks,” Zelensky said.

(With information from AP)