Biden Allows the Ukraine to Strike Part of Russia’s Border with US-Supplied Weapons

This is, you know, probably a more important news story than the Trump hooker payments thing.

They were already doing this, but admitting it is a pretty big deal.

They’re trying to bully Russia into escalating.

The Guardian:

Joe Biden has allowed Ukraine to use some US-made weapons over one part of the Russian border, to allow Kyiv’s forces to defend against an offensive aimed at the city of Kharkiv, relaxing an important constraint on Ukraine’s able to defend itself.

“The president recently directed his team to ensure that Ukraine is able to use US-supplied weapons for counter-fire purposes in the Kharkiv region so Ukraine can hit back against Russian forces that are attacking them or preparing to attack them,” a US official said.

Limits on the use of US long-range weapons such as the army tactical missile system (ATACMS) will remain, however.

Our policy with respect to prohibiting the use of ATACMS or long-range strikes inside of Russia has not changed,” the official said.

The statement suggests that the main impact of the policy change would be to allow Ukrainian US-supplied artillery to fire back at Russian batteries over the Russian border from Kharkiv region, which have had a withering effect on Ukrainian defences around Kharkiv city.

The change will also allow the Ukrainian army to target concentrations of Russian forces massing on the border in Russia’s Belgorod region.

Biden’s decision followed calls from US allies in Europe, including the UK, Germany and France, and the Nato secretary general, for Ukraine to be able to use western-provided weapons against military targets in Russia. The White House was also under pressure from Ukraine supporters in both parties in Congress.

Vladimir Putin warned of “serious consequences” if Russia is struck with western weapons.

But what are the options? He doesn’t want to escalate outside of the Ukraine into some NATO war thing.

He’s said he’ll do nukes first.

I kinda think he should just drop a nuke somewhere. Maybe like, whatever the third biggest city in Poland is.

Then tell the West “if y’all don’t back the fuck up, next time it’s Washington, New York, London, Berlin, and Paris, all in one go. Also, we’re just gonna nuke the shit out of New Zealand, because we know you all think you are going to flee there.”

But, there’s also the calculus that Israel wants the US at war with Iran, and they’re going to succeed eventually – probably soon. Then they won’t really have the resources to do much more in the Ukraine.

So maybe it’s better if Putin just chills.

See: Putin Warns Western Faggots That He Can Nuke Their Cities Off the Map Whenever He Wants