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Biden allows Ukraine to use American-made weapons. How will this affect the war?

In a significant policy shift, the United States has authorized Ukraine to use American-made weapons for strikes within Russian territory, specifically targeting forces involved in Moscow’s offensive in the Kharkiv region. This decision, approved by President Joe Biden, marks a departure from Washington’s previous stance on the matter. Led by President Vladimir Putin, Russia began […]

In a significant policy shift, the United States has authorized Ukraine to use American-made weapons for strikes within Russian territory, specifically targeting forces involved in Moscow’s offensive in the Kharkiv region. This decision, approved by President Joe Biden, marks a departure from Washington’s previous stance on the matter. Led by President Vladimir Putin, Russia began the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

President Biden’s decision allows Ukraine to deploy some of the advanced American-made weapons it has received as military aid to strike Russian territories, but with specific conditions. Ukraine can use these weapons only on troops directly engaged in the offensive in Kharkiv. While this includes the use of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) for deeper and more effective strikes, restrictions on the use of long-range weapons, such as the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), inside Russia remain in place.

European countries rally in Ukraine’s support

In addition to the US, European allies have pledged increased support for Ukraine. France is considering sending military trainers, and Western nations are working to boost artillery production and procurement to sustain Ukraine’s defence efforts. This collective support aims to bolster Ukraine’s ability to resist Russian advances and protect its territory.

 

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