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Ukraine has the right to attack targets in Russia, says NATO secretary general

Ukraine has the right under international law to attack legitimate military targets in Russia to defend itself, the secretary general of the Western military alliance North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, said during a visit to Ukraine. new member of the alliance, Sweden, this Friday (7).

“Ukraine has the right to self-defense,” Stoltenberg said at a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson at a military base near Stockholm.

“The right to self-defense also includes the right to strike legitimate military targets on the territory of the attacking party, the aggressor, in this case Russia.”

The Kremlin said this week that Western nations supplying Ukraine with weapons to attack Russian territory will have to settle accounts with Russia, after President Vladimir Putin said he was considering arming the West’s enemies in retaliation.

“This is an attack war that Russia initiated against a peaceful and democratic neighboring country, Ukraine, which at no time was a threat to Russia,” Stoltenberg said.

“There is no doubt that Ukraine has the right to strike targets on Russian territory.”

Source: CNN Brasil

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