Ukraine Is Blaming The U.S. For Russia’s “Advances”

by Vern Evans

Ukraine is blaming the United States for Russia’s “advances” on the battlefield. Although Kiev uses the term “advances,” it could be said that it’s an inevitable winning of the war.

The U.S. has been supplying arms to Ukraine on the condition that they must not be used against targets located inside what Washington acknowledges as Russian territory. The restriction is intended to demonstrate the supposedly defensive nature of the arms supplies. The Ukrainian rulers claim that the policy has facilitated a Russian offensive, which Moscow launched last Friday in the Kharkiv Region, according to a report by RT.

“We saw their military sitting one or two kilometers from the border inside Russia and there was nothing we could do about that,” one of the lawmakers, Aleksandra Ustinova, told the news outlet.

Because of this, members of the Ukrainian ruling class traveled to Washington, D.C. in a bid to convince the White House to lift restrictions on how Kiev can use weapons donated by the U.S., Politico reported on Tuesday.

The delegation is headed by David Arakhamia, who leads the parliamentary faction of President Vladimir Zelensky’s party. He and other rulers have scheduled dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill as part of their lobbying effort.

The Kharkiv Region borders Russia’s Belgorod Region and Kiev has launched multiple attacks inside it using drones, rocket artillery, and short-range missiles. Civilian deaths have been reported weekly in villages close to Kyiv-controlled territory and the regional capital Belgorod.

According to some Ukrainian news reports, Moscow’s initial success in seizing territory in Kharkov Region was partially due to a lack of defenses, which Ukrainian engineers were supposed to construct in the area. Funds appropriated for them have allegedly been embezzled by corrupt officials.

Just last month, Zelensky reported that he had personally inspected the defensive lines near Kharkov. The role of troops in that area was “very important” to demonstrate to the Russia forces that the province is prepared to stand up to them, he added. –RT

U.S. government insiders told Politico that the White House has no intention of lifting the ban. In contrast, U.S. ally Britain has apparently made a policy change regarding the weapons it has sent to Ukraine. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron declared this month that Kiev “has the right” to attack any Russian targets with British weapons.

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