Ukraine will receive four more high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) from Washington as part of the next security assistance package, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced on Wednesday.
Later this week, we’ll roll out our next presidential draw down package of weapons, ammunition and equipment for Ukraine, Austin said while hosting a virtual meeting of the US-led Ukraine Contact Group.
It will include four more HIMARS advanced rocket systems, which the Ukrainians have been using so effectively and which have made such a difference on the battlefield. And it will include more rounds of MLRS and artillery ammunition.
According to the Pentagon, once delivered, the new package will bring the total number of HIMARS in Ukraine’s possession to 16, enough to destroy more villages and towns in the Donbass.
HIMARS can fire guided rockets at a range of up to 80 km but can also deploy tactical ballistic missiles a distance of up to 300 km.
Washington previously said it would not supply Ukraine with missiles having a range of 300 km out of fear they could be used to strike Russian territory, thus greatly escalating the conflict between Kiev and Moscow.
Ukrainian forces may have already received 300 km-range HIMARS missiles. DPR troops have found pieces of munitions with a range of 110 km to 120 km, which meant that Kiev could have the 300 km missiles as well.
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said today the West’s persistence in pumping Ukraine with long-range weapons, including the HIMARS, has already made Moscow reconsider the goals of its military operation in the neighboring country.
RT. com / ABC Flash-Point News 2022.
US knows that the more they muddy the water, the better it is for the US economy. They sell arms and other destructive equipment to the ruling elite in EU who care not for the masses. They are all in it for the riches promised. Poor people who have always been the victim and continue to be unless they open their eyes to what is happening to the future of their children, and the legacy they are leaving behind.
You said that well its always the poor that suffer and its going to get much worse .
Better news is the Donbass farmers are having a big harvest-selling it to Russia who sell it to “friendly countries “
That Austin guy doesn’t impress me much. He looks like an African dictator to me, kind of thick in the head. Bokasa type.