Ukraine says it will not launch U.S. weapons into Russia -Blinken

STORY: Blinken was asked what could be done to minimize the risks of escalation as the United States provides long-range weapons systems to Ukraine, after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington.

President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with rocket systems that can strike with precision at long-range Russian targets as part of a $700 million weapons package expected to be unveiled later in the day.

"The Ukrainians have given us assurances that they will not use these systems against targets on Russian territory," Blinken said. "There is a strong trust bond between Ukraine and the United States, as well as with our allies and partners."

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