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Former high-ranking U.S. diplomat says Russian bases should be “FAIR GAME” for Ukraine to target with U.S.-supplied missiles
By Richard Brown // May 28, 2024

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has asserted that Russian bases should be "fair game" for Ukraine to target with missile strikes. This statement comes amid a heated debate about lifting the prohibition on Ukraine using American weapons against targets inside Russia.

"I think there’s also a question of whether we, the United States and our allies, ought to give them more help in hitting Russian bases, which heretofore we have not been willing to do," Nuland stated during an interview on ABC News's "This Week."

When asked if Ukraine should launch missile strikes against Russian bases, Nuland responded: "I think if the attacks are coming directly from over the line in Russia, those bases ought to be fair game, whether they are where missiles are being launched from or where troops are being supplied from."

Recently, Russia has launched an offensive against the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv from the neighboring Belgorod Oblast in Russian territory. Several Ukrainian officials have argued that these attacks could have been thwarted if they had been permitted to strike targets in Belgorod.

On May 19, Nuland contended that the attacks on Kharkiv have demonstrated that it is “time” for the U.S. to assist Ukraine in targeting Russian bases.

“I think it’s time for that, because Russia has obviously escalated this war, including attacking Ukraine’s [second-largest] city, Kharkiv, which is not on the front lines, and trying to decimate it without ever having to put a boot on the ground,” Nuland remarked. “So I think it is time to give the Ukrainians more help hitting these bases inside Russia.”

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Ukrainian leaders have been particularly vocal about how their own weapons systems are not as effective at targeting military objectives in Russia as American-manufactured weapons.

“This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz asked Nuland why she believes attacking Russian bases is a good idea. Nuland replied, “Because it’s Russia that has escalated this war. Russia has learned how to pull its forces back out of the range where we have allowed Ukraine to use our weapons and get our support. So, they are getting a direct advantage in this war from our hesitation, and they have escalated massively.”

Nuland also argued that the months of delays in American aid to Ukraine have contributed to Russia’s recent gains on the battlefield. After over a year of stalemate in Congress, elected officials passed a national security bill in April, sending $61 billion in military aid to Ukraine.

“I think [Ukraine] can certainly turn this around, Martha. But the six-month delay certainly made a difference. The front line for Ukraine needs the artillery that we are sending,” Nuland stated. “They need more air defenses. They need to be able to stop these Russian attacks that are coming from bases inside Russia.”

Nuland making dangerous undiplomatic statements following retirement

Nuland stepped down from her position in the administration of President Joe Biden on March 22. She has faced criticism from anti-war and non-interventionist activists for her role in the Euromaidan Revolution of 2014, which set the stage for Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. She is considered to be a "war hawk" and part of the more extreme elements of the neoconservative and neoliberal interventionist movement. (Related: Victoria Nuland’s RESIGNATION spells BAD NEWS for Ukraine.)

Nuland, a career foreign service officer, served as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe during the administration of former President Barack Obama, and returned to the White House as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under Biden. She had been acting deputy Secretary of State but lost out to Kurt Campbell for the permanent role.

Nuland's career highlights include serving at the U.S. embassy in Moscow during the 1990s, being U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and acting as the State Department spokeswoman under Hillary Clinton.

She gained notoriety for her strong defense of Ukraine, especially after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised her for her three and a half decades of service and her pivotal role in shaping U.S. policy, particularly regarding Ukraine.

Watch this episode of the "Health Ranger Report" as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, discusses how both Nuland and Blinken are responsible for pushing for the conflict in Ukraine to escalate into nuclear war.

This video is from the Health Ranger Report channel on Brighteon.com.

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