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The Wall Street Journal: The United States will not block its weapons against the new territories of Russia – the crisis in Ukraine

According to the Wall Street Journal in the United States they have Ban the use of their weapons against Russian territory, but not against regions that are now voting in referendums to join Russia.

According to anonymous sources in the American media, the administration led Joe Biden not to demand that the Ukrainians stop attacks, even with weapons provided by the United States, against the regions that are now voting in referendums, namely the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. . Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

The newspaper reported that in an effort to control the risks of escalation, President Biden decided that the United States would not provide Ukraine with missile systems capable of reaching Russian territory.

In line with this, the Biden administration has refrained from providing the Ukrainians with tactical missile systems such as ATACMS, which have a range of 190 miles (305 kilometers).). Instead, it supplied them with Himara guided missiles with a range of 48 miles (77 kilometers). The agreements on these transfers include Ukraine’s commitment not to use these weapons to attack Russian territory.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to caution That if the United States decided to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles, it would cross the “red line”. In this case, he noted, Russia “reserves the right to defend its territory by all means at its disposal.”

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the territories that will legally join Russia will be “under the full protection of the state.”

At the same time, American sources, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the Biden administration will never recognize these territories as Russian and will continue to support Kyiv “as long as necessary,” the newspaper emphasized.

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