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January 24, 2023

Ukraine’s Ambitions in Crimea Limited by US Hesitance to Supply Heavy Arms

Featuring Jeffrey Edmonds

Source: The Hill

Journalist Laura Kelly

Jeffrey Edmonds, senior adjunct fellow with the Center for a New American Security, said that the decision by the Biden administration to hold back on some of the longer-range missile capabilities is “likely trying to control escalation.” “The Biden administration has effectively handled that shifting line of what they perceive to be escalatory or not,” he said.

Last week, Milley declined to discuss whether Ukrainians were barred from striking Crimea with U.S.-supplied materials.

American officials have earlier said that Kyiv would not use American-made weapons to strike within Russian territory, and the U.S. reportedly handicapped High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers provided to Ukraine to prevent it from being able to reach Russian territory.

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Authors

  • Jeffrey Edmonds

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Jeffrey Edmonds is an expert on US national security, especially as it relates to Russia. He works full time for CNA's Russia Studies Program. His research focuses on the Russ...