Biden administration thinks about helping Ukraine advance in Crimea – The New York

18.01.23

According to The New York Times, the Biden administration is beginning to acknowledge the need for Kyiv to be able to strike Russian targets in occupied Crimea, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation.

It is reported by Censor.NET with reference to LIGA.

Earlier, the United States ruled out providing Ukraine with weapons capable of hitting targets in the occupied Crimea. The publication writes that the position softened when the Biden administration concluded that if the Ukrainian military could show Russia that its control over Crimea could be threatened, this would strengthen Kyiv’s position in any future negotiations.

In addition, fears that the Kremlin would retaliate with tactical nuclear weapons have faded, US officials and experts said, although they warned that the risk remained.

The newspaper writes that now the Biden administration is considering one of its most daring steps – helping Ukraine in the military de-occupation of the peninsula. However, President Biden is not yet ready to provide Ukraine with the long-range missile systems that Kyiv will need to strike Russian targets on the peninsula, the NYT article says.

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  1. “In addition, fears that the Kremlin would retaliate with tactical nuclear weapons have faded, US officials and experts said, although they warned that the risk remained.”

    It’s imperative that we assert ourselves whichever way possible, and this means to counter threats of nukes with threats of our own. The ruskie monkey understands only this sort of language. JFK and Reagan were experts in this.

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