14:32 07 Feb 2023

Ukraine able to strike russian territories, official hints

Photo: Radio Svoboda

Ukraine already has weapons capable of striking the territory of the russian federation, and also the country will eventually receive American F-16 fighter jets.

Oleksiy Danylov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, stated this in his interview with CNN.

The official is confident that Ukraine will receive combat aircraft from allies.

"It is only a matter of time before we get the F-16 jets. They will definitely come. Unfortunately, in the meantime, we are losing our people who fight for our independence," he emphasized.

In this interview with CNN, Danilov hinted at Ukraine's ability to strike russia on its territory outside of occupied Ukraine.

"As to russian territory, no one forbids us to destroy targets with weapons produced in Ukraine. Do we have such weapons? Yes, we do," the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council emphasized.

CNN notes that Western countries have restricted Ukraine from striking russian territory with Western-donated weapons.

It should be noted that during the entire war period, inexplicable explosions constantly occurred at strategic objects in russia. However, Ukraine has never publicly acknowledged its responsibility for these strikes.

As Rubryka wrote previously, the head of the Defence Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, in January, predicted attacks " deeper and deeper" in russia without acknowledging Ukraine's responsibility.

At the time, Budanov told ABC News that he was "happy to see" the attacks inside russia, but until the war's end, he could not speak about Ukraine's role in such strikes.

For reference:

According to The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine has completed several stages of testing a long-range Ukrainian drone. This project provides the development of a crewless aerial vehicle with a range of more than 1,000 kilometers and a payload of up to 75 kilograms.

Read also: Ukraine works to secure combat aircraft.

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