Biden said he would not provide Ukraine with missiles that could reach Russia

US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden
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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 30 2022 at 07:05 pm

The Russian lobby is of the opinion that Ukraine can allegedly use these weapons to seize Russian territories

US President Joe Biden has said he has no plans to send missiles to Ukraine that could reach Russian territory.

"I will not send anything that could shoot at Russia," Biden told the White House on Monday when asked if he planned to send long-range missiles to Ukraine, CNN reports .

Last week, it became known that the Biden administration was preparing to increase the number of weapons it offered to Ukraine by sending advanced long-range missile systems, which are the main request of Ukrainian officials.

The US administration is committed to sending systems to Ukraine as part of a larger package of military and security assistance, which could be announced next week.

According to officials, the administration is hesitant to send the systems amid fears expressed in the National Security Council that Ukraine could use new weapons to carry out offensive attacks on Russia.

On Friday, after CNN first reported the news, the Russians warned that the United States would "cross the red line" if it supplied MLRS to Ukraine.

It will be recalled that the United States is preparing to send long-range missile systems to Ukraine, which may be announced next week.

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