US won’t send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine

Earlier reports had suggested Washington was likely to provide the equipment for Kiev’s fight against Russia

On Monday, President Joe Biden stated that the US would not provide Ukraine long-distance missile system systems capable of reaching deep into Russian territory. Biden refused to answer reporters’ questions about such deliveries.

“We’re not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems”The president stated that Russia could be struck, but he did not elaborate, according to Reuters.

Multiple US media outlets claimed last week that the Biden administration considered sending two M270 MLRS rocket systems and one M142 HIMARS rocket system to Ukraine. These can travel up to 500 km. Two versions of US-made rocket rocket artillery systems can fire identical types of rockets: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, (MLRS), and the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System(HIMARS). This advanced weaponry could have enabled the Ukrainian forces strike deeply into Russian territory, potentially targeting major cities.

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FILE PHOTO.  An M270 MLRS heavy rocket launcher. ©Sean Gallup / Getty Images
US may send heavier artillery to Ukraine – media

Biden’s announcement on Monday was welcomed by former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, who said it was “reasonable”These systems should not be supplied to Kiev. Anatoly Antoly Antonov the Russian Ambassador to USA expressed his hope earlier that “common sense will prevail, and Washington will not take such a provocative step,”This could only be a step towards greater success. “escalation”Conflict.

Moscow warned repeatedly against the West “pumping”It also provided Ukraine with various weaponry. The statement stated that this would prolong hostilities and not change the final outcome. The country has declared its weapons stocks from the West to be “legitimate targets.”

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that breakaway areas.

In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.



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