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Denmark allows Kyiv to use F-16s to attack Russia that could lead to ‘uncontrolled conflict’

by LLB political Reporter
30th May 24 1:39 pm

The Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has announced on Thursday that Ukraine can use their F-16 multi-role fighter jets to strike targets inside Russia.

Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels that this is “within the rules of war” to use the US made fourth-generation fighter jets.

The Danish fighter jets are due to arrive in Ukraine this summer and they will use Western missiles from countries who have agreed for them to be used on military targets inside Russia.

The Danish Foreign Minister told reporters in Brussels on Thursday, “This is not a carte blanche for Ukraine to use the F-16 to make arbitrary attacks into Russia.

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“We are talking about an opportunity to weaken the aggressor by taking military installations out onto Russian territory.

“It is completely within the rules of war that a country that is attacked must be able to answer for itself.”

Rasmussen commented on Russia’s lethal attacks on civilians in Ukraine, he said, “There is also no Ukrainian interest in taking over the kind of warfare you have from the Russian side, where you go after residential properties.”

He was asked over concerns that this could escalate the war, he said, “If we are talking about a risk of an actual attack on our territory, then it is not something I am worried about.”

Russia’s Ambassador to Denmark Vladimir Barbin said in a statement, “the use of Copenhagen-supplied weapons by Ukraine against targets inside Russia could lead to an uncontrolled development of the conflict.”

The Russian ambassador gave the statement after the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that Ukraine can use their weapons to strike Russian military targets, but only “if it is within international law.”

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that after conducting nuclear drills he is hoping this will “knock sense” into the West.

Lavrov told RIA state news agency that Belgium has pledged to send US-made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine is a “signal action.”

Lavrov added, “They are trying to tell us that the United States and NATO would stop at nothing in Ukraine.

“Nevertheless, we hope that the Russian-Belarusian drills on the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons that are under way now will knock some sense into our opponents by reminding them about the catastrophic consequences of further nuclear escalation.”

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