Blinken: US to adjust and adapt as needed on Ukraine weapon use

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has not denied the possibility of allowing Ukraine to use US weapons to strike targets in Russia.

Blinken said in a news conference in Moldova on Wednesday that the US has not encouraged or enabled strikes outside of Ukraine, but the country should make its own decisions about the best way to effectively defend itself.

There are growing calls among Western nations to lift some restrictions on the use of their weapons as Russia intensifies its offensive in eastern Ukraine.

Blinken said, "At every step along the way, we've adapted and adjusted as necessary, and so that's exactly what we'll do going forward." He added: "We're always listening, we're always learning, and we're always making determinations about what's necessary to make sure that Ukraine can effectively continue to defend itself. And we'll continue to do that."