According to a Ukrainian official, if required, Kiev might launch attacks on targets within Russian territory to compel Moscow to withdraw its soldiers from Ukraine.
Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Lugansk area, declared that Ukraine will go to whatever lengths to bring the Russian forces home. Haidai interprets this to suggest that, if Ukraine feels it necessary, the Kiev side may attack targets inside Russian territory.
Haidai cautioned that if they opened fire on us from any direction, they may expect a response from us wherever we are.
The official announcement from Ukraine comes as Kiev is waging a counteroffensive operation along the entire line and has taken back some of the northeastern city of Kharkov.
Ukraine said that Russian artillery had fired over the border towards Kiev’s forces and claimed that it appeared that Moscow was evacuating citizens from towns along the international border.
Kiev claims that a significant portion of Ukraine lost power as a result of Russia possibly attacking the infrastructure surrounding Kharkov, including the power plant.
“Despite the fact that the West might supply us better complexes, our air defence system is efficient. However, we do not intend to just watch them: We will react to them when they do. I’ve got a chance. Preventative assaults on vital Russian infrastructure are included in this “The official from Ukraine said.
Russia has not commented on the Ukrainian official’s warning.
Kiev has repeatedly denied the allegations made by Moscow that it attacked places like Belgorod, Bryansk, and Kursk.
In order to prevent the conflict from spreading outside of Ukraine’s borders, the United States is currently still being strategically cautious about providing Ukraine with long-range weapons. This is due to the possibility that these weapons could hit Russian territory.
Approximately 9,000 square kilometres of area have been reclaimed by Ukraine in the counteroffensive campaign since the end of August, according to data from the Institute for the Study of War (USA). Mr. Haidai is convinced that Ukraine will make additional progress in the future.
Mr. Haidai recognised that despite its enormous effectiveness, Ukraine’s counteroffensive strategy was nevertheless very expensive.
He said that Russia is still aiming fire at certain positions and Ukrainian servicemen are still facing danger. Therefore, Ukrainian officials said, minimizing damage will still be a priority for Kiev, rather than trying to regain areas at all costs.
Haidai also said that the Ukrainian authorities are also looking for people who have cooperated with the Russian side in the military campaign that has lasted more than half a year and warned that they will be punished.
Ukraine has actively called on the West for weapons aid in the past time in the context that Russia is overwhelming in firepower. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the US was “prolonging Ukraine’s difficult period by supplying Kiev with weapons”.
Russia has repeatedly warned that it will continue its military campaign until its goals are achieved and that Western efforts to support Ukraine will not affect Moscow.