KIEV (RockedBuzz via Reuters) – Ukraine will not use long-range weapons promised by the United States to strike Russian territory and will only target Russian units in occupied Ukrainian territory, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday.
The United States confirmed on Friday that a new rocket that would double Ukraine’s attack range was included in a $2.175 billion US military aid package to help Kiev push back Russian forces.
“We always officially tell our partners 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.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Felix Hoske; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Frank Jack Daniel)