The publication recalls that since the beginning of the Russian special operation, the US authorities have taken a tough stance, refusing to provide Kyiv with weapons for attacks on Russian territory. However, now this position “is beginning to soften,” writes TASS.
According to NYT sources, following talks with Ukrainian officials, the White House “is beginning to lean towards the possibility that Kyiv needs” more weapons. At the same time, the US administration acknowledges that this step threatens to further escalate the conflict.
It should be noted that Kyiv systematically makes statements about the Crimean peninsula, which it would like to return, but the United States did not support this desire of the Ukrainian authorities, refusing to supply them with weapons that could attack the territory of the peninsula.
In addition, it became known that the United States secretly modified the American HIMARS multiple rocket launchers transferred to Kyiv in such a way that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could not use them to launch long-range missiles on the territory of the Russian Federation. Washington proceeds from the fact that such a step will help reduce the risk of conflict with Moscow.