Keir Starmer: Ukraine can use weapons for attacks in Russia

Many believe that the newly elected prime minister will achieve great things in Britain and foster friendships worldwide.

by Sead Dedovic
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Keir Starmer: Ukraine can use weapons for attacks in Russia
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Ukraine is still in chaos, but the support from major world powers gives them hope and optimism that the war could take a completely different direction. This Eastern country, led by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has numerous partners and aims to forge even more partnerships in the coming period.

Great Britain is one of the countries that provides the greatest support to Ukraine. The British are great friends of Ukraine, and it seems that they will never change their policy towards this country.

Great Britain has no intention of changing its current policy towards Ukraine, despite the fact that Keir Starmer has become the new prime minister of this country. The British have given permission to Ukrainians to use British long-range weapons to attack targets inside Russia. Starmer confirmed upon assuming his new position that he will not change the policy they have had so far. 

Many believe that the newly elected politician will achieve great things in Britain and foster friendships worldwide. Starmer has taken office ready to accomplish important achievements and help Britain experience a political and economic renaissance.

: New British Prime Minister, Keir Starmer
: New British Prime Minister, Keir Starmer© WPA Pool / Getty Images
 

Starmer also faced questions regarding cruise missiles, like the Starom Shadow, and their use. He believes that Ukrainians have the right to use such missiles in accordance with international humanitarian law. 

David Cameron and his reactions

Former Foreign Minister David Cameron was clear during his visit to Kyiv two months ago, emphasizing that Ukrainians have the right to strike within Russia. His statements did not provoke particularly positive reactions, but the British stand firmly behind Ukraine, hoping that this country can achieve victory over Russia

" Ukraine has the right to strike within Russia because Russia is attacking within Ukraine... You can understand why Ukraine feels the need to defend itself," Cameron said at the time.

Storm Shadow has been in Ukraine for over a year now, and many are questioning its effectiveness. The British are not the only ones who have granted such permission to Ukraine, as many European countries like France have made similar moves. 

Major European countries do not want to see Putin in power achieving his goals. If he potentially achieves victory in Ukraine, there is a fear that his appetite will grow, leading to similarly radical actions in the future. In July of last year, Russian media emphasized that Storm Shadow was used in an attack in the occupied Berdyansk. The Russians are not happy with such moves by Great Britain and France, but they know that Ukraine has the support of these countries.

Starmer emphasized certain conditions under which the missiles can be used. They must adhere to international humanitarian law. In addition, he believes that Ukraine has the freedom to deploy defensive forces. The Prime Minister is well aware of how much Zelensky has sought air support, given it is the weakest link in the Ukrainian army. The Ukrainian president knew that the Russians wanted to exploit the weaknesses of the Ukrainians and asked many countries to help him in this regard. Great Britain was open to such requests.

"The missiles must 'obviously to be used in accordance with international humanitarian law as you would expect. Storm Shadows were to be used for defensive purposes, but it is for Ukraine to decide how to deploy it for those defensive purposes,' he said.

The latest moves of the Russian army, which included the targeting of a children's hospital in Kyiv, caused outrage among Ukrainians and the entire planet. Starmer is shocked by the actions of the Russian army, which attacked a children's hospital, the last thing an army should do.

Starmer expressed that at the NATO summit, it is crucial for President Putin to understand that it represents a unified stance among NATO allies and others present to support Ukraine and oppose Russian aggression.

The British leaders are frustrated with the behavior of the Russian president, who is leading an increasingly negative policy day by day. Such politics is far from the politics of reconciliation. Russian policy leads to even greater conflict and wars. It seems that Putin does not care about that.

Reminder, Great Britain immediately condemned the Russian leadership's policy as aggression upon the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The British openly declared their readiness to assist Ukraine, and such support is highly valued by Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

Like many countries, Britain has implemented a huge number of sanctions against Russia, including asset freezes, travel bans, and financial sanctions. The British aim to compel the Russians to relent in this war, and the pressure they exert day by day is intended to result in an end to the conflict. British politicians have made compelling statements regarding the war, considering the Russian invasion unacceptable.

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