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"The Russians are laughing at this situation." Zelenskyy explains why it is important for Ukraine to get permission from the West to strike Russia

According to him, the United States needs to "believe in us more"

Joe Biden's delay in authorizing the use of Western weapons against targets in Russia has led to the occupiers laughing at Ukraine and getting the opportunity to "hunt" its people. The White House's ambiguity cost the lives of civilian Ukrainians.

In this regard, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the US President to overcome his long-standing fears of a possible nuclear "escalation" with Moscow. He said this in an interview with The Guardian.

On Thursday night, it emerged that after months of lobbying, the US took a small but symbolic step – and for the first time allowed some US-made weapons to be used by the Kyiv military to fire into Russian territory while defending Kharkiv.

But in his interview, Zelenskyy made it clear that he needed to be able to use "powerful" long-range weapons that could hit targets deep inside Russia – a red line that the White House refused to lift.

The United States, he said, needs to "have more faith in us."

Without this green light, Zelenskyy said, other allies, such as the United Kingdom, may also not allow Ukraine to use its long-range weapons.

"Believe us, we have to respond. They understand nothing but force. We are not the first and not the last target. I think it's absolutely illogical to have [Western] weapons and see murderers, terrorists, killing us from the Russian side. I think sometimes they just laugh at this situation. It's like a hunt for them. A hunt for people. They realize that we see them, but we can't get to them," he said.

It is worth noting that US President Joe Biden, under pressure from his advisers and key allies, allowed Ukraine to conduct limited strikes inside Russia using US-made weapons. This change in White House policy could be a new chapter in the war for Ukraine. American officials expect that the first attacks on Russian territory could begin within hours or days.

The German government has also authorized Ukraine to attack targets in Russia with German weapons. However, this applies only to the Russian territory bordering the Kharkiv region of our country.

As OBOZ.UA wrote, on May 30, the American newspaper Politico reported that Biden secretly authorized Ukraine to strike at Russia with American weapons, but the permission applies only to the defense of Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces can open fire on Russian forces that attack or intend to attack the Kharkiv region, the Biden administration confirmed.

At the same time, The Washington Post reported earlier, citing sources, that the United States does not mind Ukraine shooting down planes and missiles over Russian territory with air defense systems provided by Washington. The authorization is valid if these targets "pose a threat to Ukraine."

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