Incoming EDF chief: Restricting use of weapons donated to Ukraine wrong decision

The decision by some Western countries to confine the use of the weapons donated to Ukraine to Ukrainian territory alone has proven to be a mistake, incoming Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) commander-in-chief Andrus Merilo says, Report informs, citing foreign media.

Speaking to ETV current affairs show "Esimene Stuudio" in a full and frank interview, Merilo said his new role includes heading off a potential war here.
In Merilo's opinion, western countries providing weaponry and munitions to Ukraine on the proviso that these could only be deployed inside Ukraine's borders was the wrong decision.

"From a military point of view, this was rank stupidity. The imposition of a restriction like that also reaped some harsh dividends and is right now also one of the reasons why Ukraine has found itself back on the defensive, and trying to fend off another Russian counter-offensive," the officer continued.

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