Umerov told Austin that Ukraine has the right to attack Russia with Western weapons

On May 29, the Defense Ministers of Ukraine and the United States, Rustem Umirov and Lloyd Austin, held a telephone conversation about the situation on the frontline and US military assistance to Kiev.

About its content wrote Umerov, “European truth” reports on Facebook.

During the conversation, Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Oleksandr Chirsky briefed Austin on the situation on the battlefield. Umerov spoke separately about the process of mobilization and reorganization of combat regiments.

“Our focus is on the issue of air defense and ammunition. Russia continues to drop guided aerial bombs on the entire front line. He separately emphasized that Ukraine should have the right to attack enemy territory,” the minister said.

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The United States says it has not changed its position on attacks with its weapons against the Russian Federation

Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder for his part MentionedAustin told his Ukrainian counterparts about new packages of US military aid to Ukraine, including a $275 million package announced on May 24.

“Ministers Austin and Umerov discussed the importance of continued strong support from allies and partners to help Ukraine continue to fight against Russian aggression,” the statement said.

Recently, discussions have intensified among Ukraine’s Western partners to ease restrictions on attacks against Russia by Ukrainian forces using Western weapons.

Sprat European countries did not object. EU diplomacy chief Joseph Borrell said earlier in the day that Ukraine would use its weapons against the Russian Federation.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, said he wanted Ukraine Allow strikes against Russia. Finland too Ukraine is not limited in its attacks on Russia Finnish Arms.

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