In the near future, Ukraine may receive long-range missiles. They can be provided by allies.
Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the head of the President's Office, stated this in a comment to Channel 24, noting that negotiations are currently underway.
"Relevant negotiations are underway at various levels. They are extremely intense. The President personally takes care of this. I think that we will still have long-range partner missiles in the near future," Podolyak said.
However, the adviser to the head of the Office of the President noted that it should also not be forgotten that Ukraine has effective long-range weapons of its own production. We are talking not only about drones, but also about certain missiles.
According to Mykhailo Podolyak, there are still insufficient quantities of these weapons. After all, at this stage of the war, it is necessary to have hundreds of missiles that will go deep into the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. Everything to hit enemy infrastructure.
Ukraine will receive all the weapons
The adviser to the Deputy Office of the President stressed that all types of weapons, including long-range missiles in sufficient quantities, will be transferred to Ukraine. This is happening slowly due to the fact that no one expected that Ukrainian state would effectively fight in a war with Russia for 19 months.
In addition, Ukraine was not a military ally of Western countries in terms of military technology. Previously, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used more old Soviet equipment, and now they are switching to other standards.
According to Podolyak, Ukraine's allies have a certain conservative mindset regarding the responsible use of weapons.
"Conservative thinking says whether we can guarantee that these weapons will not be used on the territory of Russia. Of course, we guarantee this, because we adhere to international norms, conventions, and the type of warfare. We are not Russia,"
added the adviser to the head of the President's Office.
On 22 September, it became known that US President Joe Biden told Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the United States would provide Ukraine with a small number of long-range ATACMS missiles for the first time.
Military expert Andriy Kramarov believes that the United States did not transfer ATACMS missiles to Ukraine for a long time, as they wanted to increase their production. He added that he hopes that Ukraine will be able to receive them in the near future.