Ukraine can use its weapons against military facilities in Russia - official
Ukraine cannot use weapons provided by its partners to attack targets on Russian territory. However, there are no restrictions on the use of its own weapons
National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, made the statement in an interview with Focus.
"We have no restrictions on Russian military facilities when it comes to the use of weapons produced by our own military-industrial complex. There are certain agreements with our partners that we do not use the weapons they provide us [to strike Russia]. We keep our word. But as for our weapons, we will use them against Russia," Danilov said.
"But we do not attack kindergartens, hospitals, civilians, as Russia does. This is the difference between us and the barbarians who invaded our territory," he added.
The NSDC Secretary noted that Russia is preparing for presidential elections scheduled for spring 2024.
"We will use all our weapons to keep the Russian military busy during this period. Our task is to attack the enemy and destroy its military potential," Danilov summarized
- On June 5, Belgium said that Ukraine can use the supplied weapons only to defend its territories.
- Denmark said it would supply Ukraine with 19 F-16 fighter jets on condition that they are not used to strike Russia.
- German media reports that Germany does not want to provide Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles, allegedly because of fears that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will use them to strike at Russian territory. In particular, Spiegel wrote that Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to make technical modifications to the missiles to make it impossible for Kyiv to strike Russian territory.