US President Joe Biden is said to have made this commitment a day earlier during his meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
Officials did not say when the ATACMS missile support package would be announced or when the missiles would be delivered to Ukraine, describing only that “small quantities will be delivered.”
It is being told that this commitment was made by US President Joe Biden during his meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo: Reuters
according to station RTThe ATACMS missile, with a range of over 300 km, will further enhance Ukraine’s long-range strike capability.
Kiev has repeatedly asked Washington to provide such weapons. Meanwhile, the stance of President Joe Biden administration on this issue seems to have changed from outright denial to consideration in the last few months.
It is unclear whether Washington will provide Kiev with additional launchers to fire ATACMS missiles. Otherwise, ATACMS missiles will be launched from multiple rocket launchers of HIMARS and other systems of the same family, which were once supplied to Kiev by Washington and other NATO allies.
Several sources gave this information to the newspaper Washington Post The missiles are expected to have controversial cluster warheads, consisting of dozens of small warheads.
The ATACMS missile has a range of more than 300 km. Photo: Reuters
Earlier this year, the US agreed to provide NATO standard 155 mm caliber artillery shells to Kiev, acknowledging that it was a “temporary measure” to compensate for the shortage of conventional ammunition.
Due to the controversial nature of such munitions, this military aid package has been strongly criticized even by America’s closest allies.
In other developments, Sheet sky News Ukraine was reported to have used UK-provided Storm Shadow missiles to attack a Russian naval base in Crimea on September 22.
These cruise missiles – developed by Britain and France – were transferred to Ukraine by London and Paris earlier this year. This weapon, known as SCALP-EG in France, can fly to a distance of more than 241 kilometers.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol was damaged, while five unidentified missiles were destroyed in the air.
British media previously reported that Storm Shadow missiles were also used in an attack on a shipyard in Crimea on September 13, damaging two Russian navy ships.
Kiev has repeatedly called on Western countries to provide more advanced long-range weapons, saying they would be a tool to gain an edge in the conflict with Russia.
Meanwhile, Russian officials also stressed that foreign aid would not change the outcome of the conflict and that the Russian military would use effective countermeasures against any weapons system.