Kremlin accuses David Cameron of ‘direct escalation’ over weapons for Kyiv | EUROtoday

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Moscow has accused David Cameron’s of a “direct escalation” after the overseas secretary mentioned Ukraine can use British weapons to strike targets inside Russia.

“The Kremlin considers British foreign minister David Cameron’s statement about Kyiv’s right to use British weapons to attack Russian targets dangerous,” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, has mentioned. “This is a direct escalation of tensions around the Ukrainian conflict, which could potentially pose a danger to European security.”

Lord Cameron earlier promised £3 billion of annual navy assist to help Ukraine for “as long as it takes”, including that Britain had no objection to its weapons getting used inside Russia. “Ukraine has that right. Just as Russia is striking inside Ukraine, you can quite understand why Ukraine feels the need to make sure it’s defending itself,” he mentioned.

His feedback put Britain on a extra hawkish footing in direction of Russia – a minimum of publicly – than the United States, which stipulates that any weapons it provides to Ukraine ought to solely be used inside Ukraine’s internationally-recognised borders slightly than in opposition to targets inside Russia itself.

It comes as a Ukrainian intelligence official warned the autumn of Chasiv Yar is just a matter of time.

The seize of the city may pave the way in which for Russia to seize the remainder of the Donetsk area.

Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s defence intelligence, mentioned: “Not today or tomorrow, of course, but all depending on our reserves and supplies.”

He instructed the Economist that the Russian military is underneath orders to “take something” in time for Victory Day celebrations on May 9.

Mr Skibitsky additionally mentioned there may be “no way to win on the battlefield alone” and Ukraine and Russia are successfully attempting to safe one of the best place for potential negotiations in 2025.

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