Ukraine will not use longer-range weapons pledged by the United States to hit Russian territory and will only target Russian units in occupied Ukrainian territory, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday.
The United States confirmed on Friday that a new rocket that would double Ukraine's strike range was included in a $2.175 billion US military aid package to help Kyiv fight back Russian forces.
"We always tell our partners officially that we will not use weapons supplied by foreign partners to fire on Russian territory. We only fire on Russian units on temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory," Reznikov told reporters at a news conference.
Russia's defense ministry accused Ukraine of preparing to blow up buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk and then accuse Moscow of carrying out war crimes and targeting civilians in a false flag operation.
The defense ministry provided no evidence for the claims, which it outlined in a post shared on social media on Sunday.