SU-30SM, SU-35S, and SU-34 flying in formation - Sputnik International, 1920
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Pentagon Declines to Comment On Whether Ukraine Has Already Used US Arms to Strike Inside Russia

© AP Photo / South Korea Defense MinistryUS and South Korean military drills using tactical missile complexes.
US and South Korean military drills using tactical missile complexes. - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.06.2024
Ukrainian forces have been given US "permission" to bomb Russia with the Pentagon explaining that this directive had only just come into effect.
Washington green-lit Ukraine using US weapons against targets in Russian territories adjacent to the Kharkov region last week but maintained the ban on deeper cross-border strikes with ATACMS tactical missiles and other long-range weaponry.
Airmen with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron use a forklift to move 155 mm shells ultimately bound for Ukraine, Friday, April 29, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.06.2024
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Nonetheless, The New York Times, citing Ukrainian officials, has reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces struck deep into Russia in the Belgorod region using HIMARS systems just a few days after receiving US "permission."
Responding to Sputnik about this report, a US Defense Department spokesperson stated, "This instruction has just entered into force," without confirming whether Ukrainian forces have actually used US weapons for strikes into Russia.
Remnants of British Storm Shadow cruise missile captured by Russian forces. The footage shows the missile to be almost completely intact. - Sputnik International, 1920, 31.05.2024
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that attempts to strike Russia with US weapons were already being made. President Vladimir Putin warned NATO allies last week that they should realize "what they are playing with" when they allow Ukraine to use long-range Western weapons to strike deep into Russia.
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