Ukraine will “take a look at and use” any non-banned weapons to liberate its territory, together with Russian-occupied Crimea, the pinnacle of its Nationwide Safety and Defence Council mentioned on Friday.
Oleksiy Danilov’s remark comes with Kyiv anticipated to mount a counteroffensive within the coming weeks or months aimed toward retaking Russian-held territory within the south and east.
“Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and we are going to take a look at and use there any weapons not prohibited by worldwide legal guidelines, that may assist liberate our territories,” he tweeted.
Kyiv’s Western companions have supplied essential navy help, together with fashionable battle tanks and armoured autos, since Russia’s full-scale invasion final 12 months.
However they’ve stopped wanting offering heavier weapons, comparable to F-16 fighter jets, which Ukraine has requested for.
Kyiv has additionally been creating its personal weapons, comparable to drones and the Neptune missile, which it says it used to sink the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet final 12 months.
Russia seized management of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
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