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The US Secretary of State and the head of the Pentagon commented on the strikes on Russian airfields

The United States did not encourage or enable Ukrainian forces to strike inside Russia, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on December 6, commenting on the explosions at Russian military airfields.

Speaking at the briefing, he emphasized the importance of providing equipment to Kyiv , necessary for self-defense, in particular, given Russia's massive strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine and the Kremlin's use of winter as a weapon.

«We have seen reports of these strikes, I don't have more detailed information than that,» he added. Secretary of State.

The air base in the city of Kursk (Russia) after the explosion on the morning of December 6. Satellite image of Planet Labs

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Meanwhile, Minister US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the US is not trying to prevent Ukraine from developing its own long-range strike capabilities.

“The short answer is no, we are definitely not doing that. We are not working to prevent Ukraine from developing its own capabilities,» Austin told reporters.

On the morning of December 6, the governor of Russia's Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, said that a fire was still ongoing at an airfield in the region following a drone attack.

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