After several months of requests from the Ukrainian side, the Biden administration is working to provide Ukraine with new, powerful ATACMS long-range ballistic missiles.

This is reported by NBC News with reference to two American officials.

Late last year, the U.S. began supplying Ukraine with Army Tactical Missile Systems, known as ATACMS, but so far they have only supplied older, medium-range ATACMS.

According to the publication's sources, the United States is now inclined to send a version of the missile with a longer range, which will allow Ukraine to strike deeper into the Crimean peninsula occupied by Russia.

But US funding for arms shipments to Ukraine remains uncertain due to opposition from former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress. Last week, the Senate approved an aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan totaling $95 billion. But it is unclear whether the House of Representatives will vote for the decision.

The representatives of the Pentagon answered the journalists of the publication that the USA has a limited stock of ATACMS and is unlikely to send them to Ukraine without money to replenish its own stocks.

If Congress approves increased funding for Ukraine, the U.S. could include the long-range ATACMS in one of the first military aid packages paid for with the money, two U.S. officials said. The US also has ammunition and artillery ready to be sent to Ukraine immediately if funding is approved.

In addition, it is not excluded that the US may ask its allies to provide Ukraine with missiles and replenish its stockpiles of ATACMS.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine could receive hundreds of ATACMS missiles from the USA, which were planned to be disposed of.

We will remind you that President Volodymyr Zelenskyi first confirmed the use of ATACMS at the front on October 17, 2023.

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