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Ukraine says it will not use US-supplied missiles to strike Russian territory

The US has pledged to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles

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Ukraine on Sunday said it would not use long-range missiles that would be supplied by the United States to launch strikes on Russian territory.

Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that it would use longer-range weapons pledged by the United States only to attack Russian units in occupied Ukraine. "We always tell our partners officially that we will not use weapons supplied by foreign partners to fire on Russian territory. We only fire on Russian units on temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory," Reuters reported quoting Reznikov. He added that they will only target Russian units in occupied Ukrainian territory.

The United States confirmed on Friday that a new rocket that would double Ukraine's strike range was included in a $2.175 billion US military aid package to help Kyiv fight back Russian forces, Reuters reported.

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