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Ukraine can increase long-range strikes on Russian territory - British Armed Forces Commander Radakin

25 April, 2024 Thursday
16:18

Ukraine may increase the number of long-range strikes against Russia, as military assistance from Western countries should help Kyiv shape the war in "much stronger ways"

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This was stated by the Commander of the British Armed Forces, Admiral Tony Radakin, the Financial Times reports.

"As Ukraine gains more capabilities for the long-range fight, its ability to continue deep operations will [increasingly] become a feature of the war," Radakin said, adding that strikes on Russian territory "definitely have an effect."

According to him, the Ukrainian defense is in a negative mood because of the lack of ammunition and the Russian offensive. Instead, the admiral emphasized that such a gloomy "analysis" of the war does not take into account long-term trends that are more in favor of Ukraine.

"The danger of any immediate assessment of the overall picture is that it [ignores] where we are now and where we will be in the next couple of years," Radakin said, adding that people should stop "appeasing Russia" and believing that it "somehow has significant advantages."

  • On April 24, it was reported that the United States secretly transferred ATACMS missiles to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Armed Forces used them at least twice.

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