Skip to comments.U.S. Warms to Helping Ukraine Target Crimea
Posted on 01/19/2023 7:31:31 AM PST by Timber Rattler
For years, the United States has insisted that Crimea is still part of Ukraine. Yet the Biden administration has held to a hard line since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, refusing to provide Kyiv with the weapons it needs to target the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia has been using as a base for launching devastating strikes.
Now that line is starting to soften.
After months of discussions with Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is finally starting to concede that Kyiv may need the power to strike the Russian sanctuary, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation, according to several U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive debate. Crimea, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, is home to tens of thousands of dug-in Russian troops and numerous Russian military bases.
White House officials insist there is no change in position. Crimea, they say, belongs to Ukraine.
“We have said throughout the war that Crimea is Ukraine, and Ukraine has the right to defend themselves and their sovereign territory in their internationally recognized borders,” said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.
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Sevastopol is a key military target. Sink his fleet.
They’re determined to create WWIII.
Politico reports that the U.S. provide Ukraine with Stryker AFVs and ground-launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDBs).
The announcement will be made on Friday at Ramstein.
GLDSBs are fired from HIMARS and have a range of 150 km, half of what ATACMS have but almost twice the range of HIMAR's.
The Kerch bridge is a valid military target. So is Vladimir Putin’s palace south of Novorossisk.
You are a cartoon. Ukraine is still accepting volunteers.. I suggest you sign up.
What do the people in Crimea want ?
Yesterday you show up as pro Black Lives Matter and today you are advocating for war with Russia.. just who is paying you to post on this site?
I’m not pro-BLM but I do advocate for cops to honor their oaths to defend and protect the Constitution. All of it, not just the parts they like.
If that is crazy talk to you then you might be on the wrong forum. Or maybe I am. At least when I started here Free Republic used to be a pro constitutionalist website.
If this turns into WWIII, it will be Putin that creates it, not us.
Your neocon war-mongering is sick and disgraceful.
The Russian fleet seems to have abandoned Sebastopol for Novorossysk a while back.
My first thought
U.S. Warms to Another Vietnam and Afghanistan Model Experience.
I’m not warmongering
I didn’t attack & illegally invade any sovereign countries
but if you really don’t like “warmongering”, how come you NEVER criticize Putin?
he’s the only neo-con warmonger in this conflict
Spot on for him and all of the Putanistas!
How much have we sent to hurricane ravaged Florida?
I’m great with stepping over this line, but not great with putting boots on the ground. That’s a hard line.
You sit back, wherever you are, in safety, CHEER for Ukrainians and Russians to kill each other, CHEER for American involvement in Ukraine, CHEER for feeding Americans weapons into a war on Russia’s border, and blithely and foolishly declare that “it won’t end in WWIII”
Encouraging chaos is a sign of a psychopath
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