Russia commented on the US call to allow Ukraine to strike Russia

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Russia commented on the US call to allow Ukraine to strike Russia

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky expressed concern about statements by American politicians about allowing Ukraine to use weapons transferred by Washington to strike strategic targets inside Russian territory. Slutsky believes that such words could lead to direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States.

Earlier, the head of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, showed Secretary of State Antony Blinken a map of Russian territory with zones that could be hit by American ATACMS missiles supplied to Ukraine. A video of this demonstration was published on the C-SPAN website. Also, a group of American congressmen, led by Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Turner, called on US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to allow Ukraine to use weapons transferred by Washington to strike strategic targets inside Russian territory under certain circumstances.

Slutsky told RIA Novosti that such rhetoric from American politicians against the background of defeats of Ukrainian troops at the front is a sign of a loss of the instinct of self-preservation. He emphasized that such statements provoke direct military confrontation with Russia. Moscow has previously warned London that in response to similar statements it will consider itself entitled to destroy any British military installations both on the territory of Ukraine and beyond its borders. Slutsky is confident that a similar reaction will follow to the US statements.

However, the West is ignoring Russia's arguments, which causes some concern.

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