On January 18, 2022, the New York Times reported that the United States is becoming more receptive to the concept of helping Ukraine conduct strikes against Crimea.
This has been one of the more controversial facets of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. The general fear in DC is that the US helping facilitate strikes on Russian territory, of which the Russian Federation views Crimea as part of its sovereign territory, will lead to heightened escalation.
The report cited unnamed US officials, who disclosed that the Biden regime is currently “starting to concede that Kyiv may need the power to strike the Russian sanctuary, even if such a move increases the risk of escalation” after much discussion with Ukrainian officials.
Thus far, Dave DeCamp of Antiwar.com