Ukraine now has the right to strike targets inside Russia says NATO Official


Important Takeaways:

  • NATO confirms that Secretary General Stoltenberg recognizes Ukraine’s right to strike targets in Russia
  • A NATO spokesman has confirmed to the Financial Times that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was indeed referring to Ukraine’s right to self-defense, including striking legitimate Russian military targets outside Ukraine.
  • “Each ally decides for itself whether it has any reservations about what it supplies, and different allies have slightly different policies on this. But in general, we must remember what we are talking about. This is Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine, which is a blatant violation of international law,” Stoltenberg said.
  • “And according to international law, Ukraine has the right to self-defense. And it also includes strikes against legitimate military targets, Russian military targets outside of Ukraine. That’s international law, and of course, Ukraine has the right to do that to defend itself,” he added.

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