NewsShift in U.S. missile policy could target sites inside Russia

Shift in U.S. missile policy could target sites inside Russia

Western missiles to strike Russia? Sensational news
Western missiles to strike Russia? Sensational news
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4:18 PM EDT, May 23, 2024

The "New York Times" reports that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is beginning to shift his stance on the missiles supplied to Ukraine by the West. He is said to want these missiles to be able to target objects in Russia. However, the key position is that of President Joe Biden.

Western countries, including the United States, are very cautious in providing aid to Ukraine. This caution extends to rockets and missiles that could be used to attack targets deep inside Russia. For this reason, Germany did not want to supply Ukraine with its long-range Taurus missiles. Meanwhile, a breakthrough may occur in the U.S.

U.S. missiles to strike Russia? Sensational news

According to the "New York Times," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has begun to side with Ukraine's stance that it has the right to attack targets in Russia with missiles received from the West. He reportedly now wants to convince U.S. President Joe Biden of this perspective. According to the "NYT," the head of diplomacy is lobbying within the president's circle on behalf of Kyiv so that Kyiv can use Western missiles to target at least Russian rocket launchers and artillery positions deployed near the border with Ukraine. The change in stance is attributed to recent tactical successes by the Russians in the Kharkiv region.

According to the American newspaper, Blinken's proposal was submitted recently, so it's hard to say whether it will gain wide support among administration officials. Formally, President Biden has also not received it on his desk yet.

Interestingly, according to the "NYT," Americans are also considering training Ukrainian soldiers in the U.S. However, this would require the deployment of American military personnel to Ukraine, which Biden has always opposed due to fears of Russia's reaction.

The British are not afraid of Russia

Meanwhile, one country is quietly allowing Ukraine to strike within Russian territories. This is the United Kingdom, which has "quietly" eased its previous restrictions and allowed Ukrainians to use Storm Shadow missiles to attack Russian targets on a larger scale. At the moment, such a decision has not been made in Washington. The U.S. remains cautious because they fear Russia's reaction and the escalation of the conflict.

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