A major U.S. and Western military objective should be to provide sufficient military assistance to help Ukraine retake territory in the east and south. The United States and the West can shift the balance of power in Ukraine’s favor only through joint efforts, providing to Ukraine with more weapons and platforms that allow the Ukrainian military to conduct offensive operations and more effective counterattacks against dug-in russian forces over a sustained period.
As becomes known, the United States will also send additional GMLRS ammunition, which can precisely strike targets up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. The United States will provide four more precision rocket systems to Ukraine to help it battle Russia’s invasion, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday. His Ukrainian counterpart had asked the day before for Washington to send more M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (Himars) saying Kyiv’s forces have used them to destroy some 30 Russian command stations and ammunition depots so far.
Washington will send “four more Himars advanced rocket systems for a total of 16. The Ukrainians have made excellent use of Himars, and you can see the impact on the battlefield,” Austin told journalists at the Pentagon.
“Russia is keeping up its relentless shelling, and that’s a cruel tactic that harkens back to the horrors of World War I. So Ukraine needs the firepower and the ammunition to withstand this barrage and to strike back,” he said.
The United States will also send additional GMLRS ammunition, which can precisely strike targets up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) away.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Tuesday requested a major increase in the number of Himars, saying at least 100 were needed for an effective counter-offensive against Moscow’s troops. Reznikov also renewed a call for longer-range ammunition — 100 to 150 kilometers — to cut off Russian units from their support.
Asked about longer-range ammunition on Wednesday, Austin said: “We think what they have and what they’re working with is really giving them a lot of capability.”
Both parties of US Congress support transfer of ATACMS long-range missiles to Ukraine, – member of Committee of House of Representatives Slotkin
Elissa Slotkin, a member of the US House Armed Services Committee, said that both parties in Congress support the transfer of long-range missiles to Ukraine. In particular, we are talking about the ATACMS operational-tactical missile system.
This type of weapon can hit targets at a distance of up to 300 km. Slotkin stated this during a briefing. According to members of the US House Armed Services Committee, both Republicans and Democrats in the United States Congress are in favor of providing the Armed Forces of Ukraine with ATACMS missiles. Slotkin explained that Ukraine needs such weapons, as highly mobile HIMARS artillery missile systems can hit targets at a distance of about 80 km. At the same time, ATACMS allows you to destroy enemy targets at a much greater distance.
This is the right trend, Ukrainian are grateful to the USA for unwavering sufficient military assistance, weapons and platforms. This is an example that should be followed by everyone else in the Western world.