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Biden secretly told Ukraine they could strike Russia using US weapons

Biden secretly told Ukraine they could strike Russia using US weapons
Official says ‘president recently directed his team to ensure that Ukraine is able to use US weapons for counter-fire purposes in Kharkiv’

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In a recent development, US President Joe Biden has reportedly given Ukraine the green light to conduct limited strikes on Russia using US weapons. This permission specifically allows Ukraine to strike Russia near Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city. The decision comes after Russia's offensive on Kharkiv earlier this month, prompting Ukraine to request a change in policy. While Ukraine can now use US rockets and rocket launchers to defend itself from attacks close to the border, it is prohibited from striking civilian infrastructure or launching long-range missiles. This shift in policy has garnered support from US allies, including the UK and France, as well as bipartisan backing within the US. The move reflects a change in the US stance, as officials previously expressed concerns about escalating the conflict. President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have been advocating for this policy change, emphasizing the need to strike Russian troop positions just over the border. This decision marks a significant shift in the dynamics of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.