Ukraine ignores Kremlin warnings and uses US weapons to target Russian soil

Russia has threatened the US with “dire consequences” if it authorizes the use of US weapons in attacks on Russian soil.

Ukrainian forces used US-supplied Himars missiles to destroy an advanced air defense system along the Russian border, the report said, despite warnings from the Kremlin that the US would not support cross-border attacks with its weapons. telegram.

According to the same source, several missiles hit a defense facility in the Russian city of Belgorod on Sunday, where Russian forces store S-300/400 surface-to-air missiles.

This Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov again warned the United States that it would face “dire consequences” if it authorized the use of American weapons by Ukrainian forces on Russian soil.

“I want to warn American leaders against miscalculations that could have dangerous consequences. For unknown reasons, they underestimate the severity of the repulsion they may receive,” threatened Ryabkov, quoted by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

According to the Telegraph, it is not yet clear whether the attack on Belgorod violates the limits imposed by the United States on the use of weapons on Russian territory, but the fact is that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked for authorization to use American munitions. In long range attacks.

Apart from the US, Kiev’s other allies in the West – such as Germany, France and Portugal – have been authorizing the use of NATO weapons on Russian territory. The Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance rejects that the decision could “intensify the conflict”, remembering that “self-defense is a fundamental right”. Indeed, for Jens Stoltenberg, the easing of restrictions on the use of NATO weapons in Russia is a sign that “the war has changed.”

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“Because now the front line is not inside Ukraine. Now, fighting is taking place in Kharkiv and on the border between Russia and Ukraine”, he highlighted last Friday.

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