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US discusses with Ukraine permission to strike deep into Russia

Jul 10, 2024

The United States is discussing with Ukraine a possible authorization to use American long-range weapons to strike deep into Russia.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Smith said this in an interview with Voice of America.

Smith said that the United States condemns Russia's attacks on civilians "in the strongest possible terms."

"And we will do everything in our power to help Ukraine confront these threats either in the air or to strike them where they arise. In a sense, this is consistent with our policy," he said.


The State Department official noted that the United States is "working carefully and closely with our Ukrainian counterparts to adapt and customize the security assistance and guidance that we provide with that assistance to meet these threats."

"These discussions are ongoing. I don't want to telegraph any of our strikes to the Russians, but we are working carefully with Ukraine on this critical issue and will continue to work closely together," Smith added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 10/07/2024

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