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Czech Republic does not mind if Ukraine uses its weapons to strike Russia

30 May, 2024 Thursday
21:25

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said that his country "has no problems" with Kyiv's use of ammunition provided by Prague to strike at Russian territory

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He said this before a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Prague, DPA reports.

"Ukraine should not fight with one hand tied behind its back. Ukraine should have the right to resist Russia's barbaric invasion even on Russian territory. Czechia has no problem with Ukraine defending itself against an aggressor," Lipavsky stressed.

He noted that the use of Czech weapons by Ukraine implies "attacks which necessarily need to take place in a Russian territory".

Which countries allowed Ukraine to use its weapons to strike at the territory of Russia

On May 2, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said that Ukraine has the right to use British weapons to strike at Russian territory. In response, Russia threatened to strike at UK military facilities.

On May 26, Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson said that Ukraine could use weapons provided by Stockholm to hit targets in Russia.

On May 27, the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Alliance called on the governments of all NATO member states to allow Ukraine to use Western weapons to strike at Russian targets.

Later, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Ukraine has the right to strike military targets in Russia.

Subsequently, Polish Deputy Defense Minister Cezary Tomczyk said that his country supports Ukraine's right to use Western weapons to strike targets in Russia.

Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Finland also gave permission to use their weapons outside Ukraine.

On May 29, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said that the country had not set any conditions for the use of weapons when providing Kyiv with them.

At the same time, the United States continues to restrict Ukraine's ability to use the weapons it has been given.

On May 30, Norway said that Western countries should allow Ukraine to use their weapons on Russian territory to speed up Kyiv's victory.

On the same day, Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said that Ukraine would be able to use Danish F-16 fighter jets to strike military targets in Russia.

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