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Give Ukraine long-range missiles to strike Russian targets, says German minister – POLITICO

“We are also working with other partners on this,” Baerbock said, adding that Ukrainians are in an “extremely difficult situation.”

Germany is now Ukraine’s second-largest arms supplier, after the Americans, but Scholz has been reluctant to supply Ukraine with Taurus missiles, fearing it would push Germany deeper into the war. The United States has also placed restrictions on the weapons it supplies, telling Kiev they must not be used to strike inside Russia.

Ukraine’s leaders have long been angered by their allies’ ban on using Western-supplied weapons to strike beyond Russia’s borders. In a recent interview with POLITICO, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he believes the West is demanding Ukraine fight with its hands tied behind its back due to the conditions surrounding military aid.

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy acknowledged Friday that Russian forces had advanced into an area of ​​Kharkiv oblast, but assured Ukrainians that the situation was stabilizing. “Today our defense forces have stabilized the Russians where they are now,” he said.

In an article on X, Zelenskyy said: “Russia has not stopped terrorizing our people for a single week in more than two years of war. Russia is trying to expand the war while systematically making empty statements about peace. We must use all available means to force Russia into a real and just peace. Our defense against Russian assaults and strikes is essential in this regard.”

Meanwhile, Oleksandr Syrskyi, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, said his troops were preparing for a possible Russian offensive on the neighboring Sumy oblast, 300 kilometers northeast of kyiv, with the likely aim of forcing the Ukraine to divert its troops.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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