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By authorizing Ukraine to use American weapons, is Biden paving the way for Macron ?

US President Joe Biden gave its green light for Ukraine to strike targets on Russian soil under certain conditions, à proximity from the city of Kharkiv.

Joe Biden gives the green light. Pressé by several of his allies, the American president authorized, Thursday, May 30, the Ukrainian forces to attack. carry out strikes on Russian soil, à proximity of Kharkiv, under certain conditions. The first: that these strikes  only concern the region of Kharkiv, in the northeast of the country. The geographical location of Kharkiv is very close to the Russian border and the Russian army is attacking Ukraine with weapons positioned there. es on his own side of the border. 

The second condition: Ukraine cannot strike Russia with all American weapons. “Our position prohibiting the use of ATACMS or deep strikes' “Russia's interior has not changed,” Russia said. an American official. These long-range missiles supplied by the Americans to Ukraine, can go up to 300 kilometers away. Joe Biden's decision marks a turning point. The head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken had prepared; the land à such an announcement. "As conditions have changed, as the battlefield has changed, as Russia has changed; the way of conducting its aggression, we have adapted and adjusted and I am convinced that we will continue to do so,” he said. . France, like other NATO countries, had insisted' to allow the use of weapons delivered to Ukraine. 

A risk of escalation ?

Emmanuel Macron had notably supported the possibilityé that kyiv can "neutralize" the military bases hence Russia fires its missiles against Ukrainian territory. " We must allow them to neutralize the military sites from which they have been attacked. “the missiles are fired (…) the military sites from which Ukraine is attacked”, Ukraine had declared. the French head of state on May 29. " If they are told, you are not allowed to reach the point where they were killed. “When the missiles are fired, in fact we tell them, we are delivering weapons to you, but you cannot defend yourself,” he said, previously ;said that he did not want to “climb”. A possibility that several European countries fear. This new use could drag Western countries into a long-term conflict. large scale. The Kremlin having already reproached à NATO to launch "a new cycle of escalation".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116