Mount asks Mount to let Ukraine strike Russia with Western weapons – Generic English

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Calls are growing among Western nations to allow attacks on Russian territory using weapons they have sent to the Ukrainian military, an issue that is taking on greater urgency as Russia builds up troops on the border in preparation for a possible offensive, according to Ukrainian officials . .

NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, made up of lawmakers from countries belonging to the military alliance, adopted a statement on Monday calling on NATO members to lift the ban on firing Western weapons at Russia. This came after similar calls from NATO’s top official, Jens Stoltenberg, and ministers from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Sweden.

Ukrainian officials say Russia has massed around 10,000 troops in Ukraine’s northeastern Sumy region in preparation for a possible ground offensive, and that their hands will be tied unless they can strike across the border.

“Why can’t we use weapons to destroy them where they are massing?” President Volodymyr Zelensky asked this in an interview with the New York Times last week. “This would also help because they wouldn’t be merged into one operation. They would know that if they piled up in a particular spot, we would strike.”

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