The administration of US President Joe Biden announced the provision of long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine. The decision was made even before the visit of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, but it was not announced.
This was reported by the Financial Times, citing sources.
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According to FT sources, the information should not have reached the Russians. This was necessary so that the enemy did not have time to move their supply lines as far from the front line as possible.
Preliminarily, the missiles will arrive at the Ukrainian Armed Forces soon. However, it is noted that at first these will be small parties.
It is known that we are talking about a version of missiles armed with cluster munitions, and not a single warhead. The publication adds that this will reassure some US officials about the possible depletion of American reserves.
Earlier, The Washington Post reported that the White House is close to a decision to provide Ukraine with ATACMS. For example, US President Joe Biden told Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the country would provide Ukraine with a small number of long-range ATACMS missiles for the first time.