Biden secretly gave Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia with US weapons

Source: Politico | May 30, 2024 | Erin Banco

It’s a major reversal that will help Ukraine to better defend its second-largest city.

The Biden administration has quietly given Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia — solely near the area of Kharkiv — using U.S.-provided weapons, a U.S. official and two other people familiar with the move said Thursday, a major reversal that will help Ukraine to better defend its second-largest city.

“The president recently directed his team to ensure that Ukraine is able to use U.S. weapons for counter-fire purposes in Kharkiv so Ukraine can hit back at Russian forces hitting them or preparing to hit them,” a U.S. official confirmed, adding that the policy of allowing long-range strikes inside Russia “has not changed.”

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