Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed the decision of US President Joe Biden not to send next-generation long-range missile systems to Ukraine, and assessed that it was “rational”.
Medvedev said that in the event of an attack by the Ukrainian army on targets on the territory of Russia, Moscow would realize “the danger of targeting the bases where these criminal decisions are made”, reports the BBC.
– Some of those centers are not in Kiev at all, and I think there is no need to explain what would happen after that – Medvedev said.
Ukraine is asking the United States for multi-barreled MLRS missile systems that can hit targets up to 300 kilometers away, in order to stop the offensive of the Russian army in Donbas.
So far, America has sent them only the old-generation missile system, whose range is 25 kilometers.
The MLRS missile system is also owned by Great Britain, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Ukrainians should receive missiles so that they could defend themselves “from brutal Russian artillery”, but he did not hint that he could send them.