Ukraine says foreign-supplied missiles will only be used to target Russian units in occupied territory while Russian officials warn of a false flag operation.
Ukraine says it won’t strike Russia with new missiles
Ukraine will not use longer-range weapons pledged by the United States to hit Russian territory and will only target Russian units in occupied Ukrainian territory, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov says.
The United States confirmed on Friday that a new rocket that would double Ukraine’s strike range was included in a $US2.175 billion ($A3.142 billion) U.S. military aid package to help Ukraine fight back Russian forces.
“We always tell our partners officially that we will not use weapons supplied by foreign partners to fire on Russian territory. We only fire on Russian units on temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory,” Reznikov told reporters at a news conference.
Meanwhile, Russia’s defence ministry accused Ukraine of preparing to blow up buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk and then accuse it of carrying out war crimes and targeting civilians in a false flag operation.