Ukraine can use US weapons to target Russia, with limits

Newsweek June 4, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: Ukraine can now use U.S. weapons to target Russian territory, with limitations. Washington's incremental military aid includes Javelin missiles, tanks, and soon F-16 jets. The Biden administration avoids long-range strikes to prevent escalation. Putin has not retaliated militarily yet but threatens nuclear action. Experts warn of potential Russian retaliation on Western targets. The policy change aims to help Ukraine counter Russian heavy glide bombs near Kharkiv.

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Timeline:

  1. [3.5]
    Putin hints at red line in Ukraine war regarding Western weapons (Newsweek)
    5d
    Source
  2. [3.7]
    Putin warns Russia could arm allies to strike Western targets (ABC News)
    8d
    Source
  3. [2.8]
    Putin threatens to supply weapons to West's enemies over Ukraine (The Independent)
    8d
    Source
  4. [3.2]
    Putin warns Russia could supply long-range weapons to strike Western targets (The Associated Press)
    8d
    Source
  5. [3.0]
    Putin warns Germany against Ukraine using German weapons (CTV News)
    8d
    Source
  6. [2.8]
    Putin threatens to arm countries against Western states, criticizes arms shipments to Ukraine, and declines to disclose battlefield losses (TheJournal.ie)
    8d
    Source
  7. [4.3]
    Ukraine used US weapons to strike inside Russia (The Guardian)
    8d

  8. [2.8]
    Putin warns Germany against Ukraine using German weapons to strike Russia (Castanet.net)
    8d
    Source
  9. [3.2]
    Ukraine hits Russian missile system with Western weapons (CNN)
    10d
    Source
  10. [3.7]
    Ukraine hits Russian missile system with Western weapons (CNN)
    10d
    Source
  11. [5.8]
    Biden approves Ukrainian strikes in Russia, except with ATACMS missiles (Newsweek)
    10d

  12. [4.4]
    Russia warns US of 'fatal consequences' over Ukraine miscalculations (POLITICO Europe)
    11d

  13. [2.9]
    Netherlands allows Ukraine to use F-16 jets against Russia (Daily Mail)
    11d
    Source
  14. [5.4]
    Ukraine to receive F-16s from Netherlands for strikes in Russia (Newsweek)
    11d

  15. [3.0]
    Zelensky warns of dire consequences if Trump wins election (Daily Mail)
    11d
    Source
  16. [4.8]
    Ukraine fires US weapon into Russia, accuses China of aiding (The Independent)
    11d

  17. [3.2]
    Ukraine fires HIMARS into Russia for the first time (The Telegraph)
    12d
    Source
  18. [3.7]
    Biden approves limited strikes in Russia amid Kharkiv attacks (The Washington Post)
    12d
    Source
  19. [3.9]
    Ukraine stabilizes Kharkiv front after Russian offensive (Kyiv Independent)
    13d
    Source
  20. [5.1]
    Zelensky praises US decision on using weapons against Russia (RTE.ie)
    14d

  21. [5.5]
    Zelenskiy criticizes US delay in using weapons against Russia (The Guardian)
    14d

  22. [5.3]
    US allows weapons on Russian targets; Moscow warns of escalation (The Guardian)
    14d

  23. [2.8]
    Ukraine reverses Russian offensive victories, humiliates Putin (Express)
    14d
    Source
  24. [4.8]
    Ukraine gains U.S. approval to strike Russian targets (The New York Times)
    14d

  25. [3.6]
    SBU strikes Russian logistics in Crimea to disrupt occupation (Kyiv Post)
    14d
    Source
  26. [4.9]
    Germany permits Ukraine to use German weapons against Russian targets (The Associated Press)
    14d

  27. [5.8]
    Germany permits Ukraine to use its weapons against Russia (The Guardian)
    14d

  28. [5.3]
    Russian forces hit Kharkiv; US lifts missile ban for defense (The Independent)
    14d

  29. [3.0]
    Ukraine destroys Crimea crossing in attack on Putin's army (Express)
    14d
    Source
  30. [4.3]
    Russia strikes Kharkiv; Biden permits US weapons for Ukraine defense (The Guardian)
    14d

  31. [5.0]
    Biden allows Ukraine to use US weapons to defend Kharkiv (ABC News)
    14d

  32. [4.5]
    Biden allows Ukraine to fire US weapons into Russia (The Guardian)
    14d

  33. [4.7]
    Biden allows Ukraine to use U.S. weapons for self-defense (The New York Times)
    14d

  34. [5.0]
    Biden permits Ukraine to strike Russia near Kharkiv with US weapons (CNN)
    14d

  35. [4.9]
    U.S. may allow Ukraine to use weapons against Russia (The Washington Post)
    14d

  36. [5.6]
    Ukraine and Western allies clash over defense strategy against Russia (The Washington Post)
    15d

  37. [3.9]
    Sweden sends surveillance planes to Ukraine amid Russia's attacks (The Independent)
    15d
    Source
  38. [5.1]
    Biden considers letting Ukraine strike Russia with U.S. weapons (The New York Times)
    15d

  39. [3.4]
    Russia threatens Europe after NATO approves strikes in Russia (inews)
    15d
    Source
  40. [4.6]
    Blinken hints U.S. may accept Ukrainian strikes in Russia (The New York Times)
    15d

  41. [4.9]
    Macron urges Ukraine to strike Russia with Western weapons (The Associated Press)
    16d

  42. [4.9]
    Macron and Scholz support Ukraine with Western arms (CNBC)
    16d

  43. [5.5]
    Macron, Scholz support Ukraine hitting Russian military targets (The Independent)
    16d

  44. [5.0]
    Macron supports Ukraine using French weapons against Russia (CNN)
    16d

  45. [5.4]
    Macron, Scholz support Ukraine using allies' weapons against Russia (The Guardian)
    16d

  46. [5.5]
    Macron supports Ukraine targeting Russia with western arms (Financial Times)
    16d

  47. [3.8]
    Belgium sending F-16 jets to Ukraine with conditions (Business Insider)
    16d
    Source
  48. [3.8]
    Putin warns against Ukraine using weapons from European countries (The Daily Beast)
    16d
    Source
  49. [3.0]
    Putin threatens West with 'grave consequences' over Ukraine weapons (Daily Mail)
    16d
    Source
  50. [5.1]
    Belgium pledges 30 F-16 jets and €1bn to Ukraine (The Guardian)
    17d

  51. [5.6]
    Belgium pledges $1 billion to Ukraine for military aid (The Associated Press)
    17d

  52. [3.9]
    Belgium to deliver F-16s to Ukraine in 2024 (POLITICO Europe)
    17d
    Source
  53. [4.0]
    Poland restricts Russian diplomats, buys missiles; Spain aids Ukraine (The Guardian)
    17d

  54. [3.9]
    Spain to give Ukraine €1bn in military aid (The Guardian)
    17d
    Source
  55. [3.2]
    Russian strike kills 18 in Kharkiv megastore (CNN)
    17d
    Source
  56. [5.2]
    Zelenskyy secures more air defense missiles from Spain (The Associated Press)
    17d

  57. [3.1]
    Death toll rises to 16 in Russian strike on Kharkiv store (The Guardian)
    18d
    Source
  58. [2.9]
    Russian attack in Kharkiv kills 14, injures dozens (Business Recorder)
    18d
    Source
  59. [5.6]
    Zelenskiy urges peace summit after deadly Kharkiv attack (The Guardian)
    18d

  60. [3.4]
    NATO may send troops to Ukraine if Russia advances (Express)
    18d
    Source
  61. [3.3]
    US 'deeply concerned' over China's Taiwan Strait military drills (New York Post )
    19d
    Source
  62. [2.9]
    China conducts military exercises near Taiwan's Kinmen islands (Sydney Morning Herald)
    19d
    Source
  63. [5.0]
    Taiwan extends goodwill after China drills near Taiwan (CNBC)
    19d

  64. [5.4]
    Putin offers ceasefire, Zelensky claims control in Kharkiv (The Independent)
    19d

  65. [2.9]
    Russian strike on Kharkiv kills 11, injures 40 (RTE.ie)
    19d
    Source
  66. [4.1]
    Zelenskiy seeks air defense, condemns deadly Kharkiv strike (The Guardian)
    19d

  67. [3.1]
    Kharkiv mall hit by Russian missile, 2 dead, dozens injured (ABC News)
    19d
    Source
  68. [4.5]
    Russian Ambassador refutes skepticism on peace talks with Ukraine (Newsweek)
    19d

  69. [2.8]
    Russian strike kills two, injures 33 in Kharkiv hardware store (CNN)
    19d
    Source
  70. [2.9]
    Russian strike kills two, leaves others missing in Kharkiv (CNN)
    20d
    Source
  71. [4.6]
    US approves $275mn military aid to Ukraine amid Russia's assault (Hindustan Times)
    20d

  72. [5.5]
    Putin offers ceasefire based on current battlefield lines (The Independent)
    20d