The United States agreed to send a longer-range Bombs to Ukraine after months of Painful, like Kyiv Getting ready for the spring launch offensive To restore the lands occupied by Russia last year, US officials said on Thursday.
the new arms approx double the range of any thing else offensive Officials confirmed that the weapon was provided by America.
The United States will provide ground launch capability small Bomb diameter as part of $2.17 billion in aid package is expected to announce on Friday, a number of US officials said.
the package also for the first includes time equipment to connect different air defense The Western allies rushed to battlefieldand merged into Kviv air thrusters to help Better defend them against Russian missile attacks continue.
For months, US officials hesitated to send a longer-range systems for Ukraine out of Concern that it will be used to target inside Russia, leading to escalation of the conflict and deepening the United States in.
The tallest-range Bombs are latest advanced systemLike the Abrams tank and the Patriot missile defense system, that the United States eventually agreed to offer Ukraine after initially refusing it. However, US officials continued to deny Ukraine’s requests for fighter jets.
Ukrainian leaders pressed urgently for long-range munitions f on Officials said Thursday that the United States would send an undisclosed number of earth launch, small The diameter of the bombs, which have range of About 95 miles (150 km). Officials spoke on condition of Anonymity to discuss details of aid package not yet made public.
So far, the longest-range The missile, provided by the United States, has a range of about 50 miles (80 kilometers). financing in aid package he for long-term Procurement, so it was not clear on thursday l how It will take a long time to deliver the bomb to battlefield in Ukraine.
Ukraine defense minister Olesky Reznikov said on He added that the country is ready on Thursday to give guarantees to its Western partners not to use their weapons to strike Russian territory Kyiv He needs weapons with the range of up 300 kilometers (186 miles) to drive out the Russian forces.
“If we can hit distance of up Up to 300 kilometers, the Russian army will not be able to ride defense They will have to withdraw. Ukraine is ready to give guarantees that your weapons will not be used in attacks on Russian lands. We have enough goals in occupied territories of Ukraine, we are ready to coordinate on (these) goals with said Reznikov at a meeting with European Union officials.
American aid package Includes $425 million in ammo f support equipment It will be drawn from existing Pentagon stocks and $1.75 billion in new Funding through the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative, which used to purchase new Weapons from the industry.
USAI, that will pay for The tallest-range Bombs and air defense system Fusion, also MDF TWO HAWK air defense Systems, guns, anti-aircraft ammunition and anti-drone systems.
Since Russia invasion last February, the countless Western allies pledged of air defense systems for Ukraine to strengthen your Soviet Kyiv-made S-300 Surface to-air Rocket defense systems and latest helps package It aims to provide the ability to integrate them all, which could lead to an improvement in Ukraine’s situation ability to protect itself against The next Russian attacks.
The United States committed itself in the medium to long term-range National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, or NASAMS, and truck-short launch-range The Avenger air defense systems. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States send a Patriot defense systems. Germany sends a mediator-range IRIS-T air defense systems. Spain is sending anti-aircraft Aspide air defense systems.
add of long-range bombs in latest helps package I was first Reported by Reuters.
Ukraine is still seeking F-16 fighter jets, which US President Joe Biden has opposed sending from the start of the war. Requested on On Monday, if his administration was considering sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, Biden answered, “No.”
On Tuesday, Ukraine defense minister Oleksey Reznikov was asked if Biden’s “no” to F-16s is him final word.
“all types of help first She went through a “no” phase, which just means “no” for now. the second The stage is, “Let’s talk and explore the technical possibilities.” The third stage is, let’s get started personnel training. The fourth stage is transportation (of equipment), Reznikov confirmed.