The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, in an interview with the French TV channel TF1 Info, avoided a direct answer to the question of whether Ukraine needs to strike ahead of military targets on the territory of the Russian Federation in order to defend itself more effectively.
"First of all, we are hitting Russian positions in the occupied territories of Ukraine, and this is our first goal. I understand that the media is always interested in what is happening in Russia - but let the Russians themselves think, evaluate and draw conclusions from what is happening in their territories.
We are fighting against an enemy that is much stronger than us, that is true. But also a very insidious enemy who manipulates reality at every opportunity and hits us from where we cannot reach him. We are not going to lose the war and let them get their way. We will do everything that is not prohibited by international law, to realize the right to self-defense, to defend our country," replied Dmytro Kuleba.
In the interview, he also once again explained why Ukraine does not consider refusing to join NATO as a possible compromise in the negotiations to end the war, reminding that the non-aligned status did not save Ukraine from the illegal annexation of Crimea and the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation in Donbas.