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Biden outlines authorization for Ukraine’s use of US weapons to strike inside Russia

June 7, 2024 12:28 AM IST

U.S. President Joe Biden has outlined the guidance for Ukraine’s use of U.S. weapons to strike targets inside Russia.

Washington’s authorization marks change in policy by Biden, who had steadfastly refused to allow Ukraine to use American weaponry for strikes inside Russia,.

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, is 19 miles (30 km) from the border with Russia and has come under recent Russian attacks.

It is the second time this year that Biden has quietly relaxed his policy on weapons supplies for Ukraine. Earlier this year, he bent to calls to send long-range missiles known as ATACMS to Kyiv.

The U.S. is the biggest supplier of weapons to Ukraine in its battle against the full-scale invasion launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in February 2022.

(Reuters)

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