Thursday, June 6, 2024

UKR used US Rockets to Strike Inside RU for the first Time; Johnson Calls for End to Restricting UKR's Use of US Weapons Against RU; UKR Decimates RU Artillery, Logistics in Donetsk Oblast Battles; RU Offensive Slows, UKR Prepares Crimea Blockade; RU Complains of UKR's UAV Superiority, Drones Hit Oil Refinery in the Rostov Reg, LIVE UPDATES and LOTS MORE

Ukraine just used US rockets to strike targets inside Russia for the first time:
Kyiv has used US weapons inside Russia just days after President Biden approved the tactic for defending Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, officials said.
Yehor Chernev – the deputy chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament’s committee on national security, defense and intelligence – said Kyiv used the weapons to destroy Russian missile launchers in the Belgorod region, The New York Times reports.
While the Ukrainian military has remained silent on the weapons’ usage, a western official familiar with the matter also confirmed the use.
Chernev said Ukraine specifically used a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) — the first time Kyiv officials acknowledged the use of American weapons inside Russia since Biden lifted the ban last week.
Biden’s directive greenlights the usage of US-supplied weapons to strike Russian forces that are attacking or preparing to attack Kharkiv.
Kharkiv sits just 12 miles from the Russian border, where battles have intensified in recent weeks as Moscow aims to expand its foothold in the region.
The HIMARS that Ukraine deployed on Tuesday is a rocket system with a range of 185 miles — bringing greater firepower from farther away than the rest of Kyiv’s weaponry.
Ukraine had urged the US to allow its forces to use American weapons to stave off the Russian invasion, with Moscow exploiting the delay in military aid to advance along the border. --->READ MORE HERE
We will talk to the White House: Johnson calls for an end to restricting Ukraine's use of American weapons against Russia:
Parliament Speaker Mike Johnson believes that the Biden administration should stop restricting Ukraine's use of American weapons and allow it to launch strikes on Russian territory in self-defense.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson believes that the current permits for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use US weapons from the Biden administration are not enough, reports UNN with reference to voice of America.
According to him, Washington should stop "micromanaging military efforts in Ukraine," and Johnson himself plans to raise this issue in a conversation with the Biden administration.
"I have already said this, and I will say it again. We will have conversations with the White House about this," the Speaker told Voice of America's Congressional Correspondent Ekaterina Lisunova.
The Biden administration secretly allowed Ukraine to use weapons provided by the United States to strike at the territory of the Russian Federation bordering the Kharkiv region in self-defense against enemy attacks.
Subsequently, president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the decision of the administration of US President Joe Biden to weaken the long-standing policy that prohibits Ukraine from using American weapons against targets in Russia, noting that this is a step forward to protect Ukrainians. --->READ MORE HERE
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