The Hill: Let Ukraine use Western arms against any Russian military target


Russia’s military, stopped outside Kharkiv (again) by Ukraine, is applying pressure in Ukraine’s east, hoping to seize the longtime military headquarters of Kramatorsk. Just as Ukraine recently requested permission to employ foreign weapons and ammunition against military targets on Russian territory to the north, now they’re asking for those restrictions to be lifted in their east.

Over recent months, a longstanding debate has come to the fore among Ukraine’s Western supporters: whether to finally allow Ukraine full discretion to use weapons provided by such countries as Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. to strike valuable Russian military targets on Russian territory.

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