Ukraine prepared to use British missiles to strike Crimea

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Sidharth Kaushal of the Royal United Services Institute, a defence think tank, said the West needed to give Ukraine longer-range weapons to continue hitting Russian ammunition depots. In recent months, President Putin’s generals have begun withdrawing their command centres and weapons stores further from the front line after they were targeted by Ukrainians using US rocket launchers. Kaushal said: “What we want is to give them something that hits targets at that 100km-plus range but is not so long-range that it enables strikes into Russia.”