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Report from Nicola Smith, in Singapore:

Volodymr Zelensky criticised Joe Biden for not doing sufficient in permitting US weapons to be fired into Russia as Ukraine faces the specter of a renewed invasion.

The Ukrainian president thanked Mr Biden for giving Kyiv permission to strike inside Russian territory with American munitions, however mentioned restrictions – together with on using long-range Atacms – must also be dropped.

He mentioned: “Is that sufficient? No. Why? Because I have given you the example of airfields from which Russia is permanently firing, in calm knowing that Ukraine will not fire back because it has no corresponding systems and no permissions.”

After weeks of stress Biden gave permission for Ukraine to make use of American missiles like Himars to fireplace throughout the border north of Kharkiv, the place Russian forces are massing. But he blocked Ukraine from utilizing the extra superior Atacms techniques.

Mr Zelensky mentioned Russia continued to make use of artillery, long-range hearth, and a few 300 weapons techniques carrying tens of 1000’s of missiles on its aspect of the border to focus on the Ukrainian inhabitants.

“So they have these weapons there and they do not remove them because they know that Ukraine cannot target them with Western weaponry even if they fire against us,” he mentioned.