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Bloomberg: Ukraine should not use Western weapons to attack deep into Russia

Sunday, 08 January, 2023, 23:24
Bloomberg: Ukraine should not use Western weapons to attack deep into Russia

Commentator Andreas Klut said that despite the new supply of NATO equipment that could qualify as offensive, Ukraine should not use it to strike areas that the West recognizes as Russian. article for Bloomberg.
“The Ukrainians should not use Western weapons to counterattack on Russian territory and possibly avoid attacking the country as a whole,” he said.
According to the journalist, Western countries carefully select the weapon models they will send to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This is because the top priority for the United States and its allies remains to avoid a direct confrontation with Moscow.
At the same time, the announcement of the shipment of new types of infantry fighting vehicles to Kiev, including Bradley and Marder, marked a major change in the rhetoric of the USA, Germany and France, as NATO members had previously refused to provide such vehicles. He summed up Klut.
In December, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials, that the United States had modified HIMARS systems delivered to Ukraine to prevent the Kyiv regime from using them to attack deep inside Russian territory. According to the publication, the White House deemed this action necessary to reduce the risk of conflict with Moscow.
As Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized, Russia has never refused to negotiate with Ukraine, but the Kyiv authorities forbade it to themselves. According to the president, Moscow is trying not to turn the wheel of the Ukrainian conflict, but to end it. At the same time, Western countries are increasingly talking about the need to continue hostilities, fill Ukraine with weapons and train APU fighters on their territory.
The Kremlin has repeatedly stated that the supply of Western weapons only prolongs the conflict and does not bode well for Ukraine, and arms transport has become a legitimate target for the Russian military.