Biden says US to send Ukraine 'advanced rocket systems' to hit 'key targets'

1/6/2022 6:45:00 AM

Biden says US to send Ukraine 'advanced rocket systems' to hit 'key targets'

Biden says US to send Ukraine 'advanced rocket systems' to hit 'key targets'

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday (May 31) confirmed the United States (US) will send more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine with ability to strike what he called 'key targets' of Russia's invasion force.

LinkedIn WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday (May 31) confirmed the United States (US) will send more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine with ability to strike what he called"key targets" of Russia's invasion force.LinkedIn WASHINGTON: The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach into Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday (May 30).It came after Ukraine gave assurances to the US that it would not use the precision-guided munitions against targets inside Russia.LinkedIn WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems that can strike with precision at long-range Russian targets as part of a US$700 million weapons package expected to be unveiled on Wednesday (Jun 1).

"We will provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine," Mr Biden wrote in The New York Times.A US official told reporters that the weapons being sent are Himars, or the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System."We're not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems” that can reach into Russia, Biden told reporters after arriving back at the White House after a weekend in Delaware.With precision-guided munitions and a longer range than weapons currently deployed by Ukraine, the multiple rocket launchers represent an important upgrade at a time when the Ukrainians are battling Russian artillery in the east of the country.They are mounted on a truck and can carry a container with six rockets.The Himars rockets"will enable the Ukrainians to more precisely strike targets on the battlefield from greater distance inside Ukraine and to help them repel Russia," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.CNN and The Washington Post reported on Friday the Biden administration was leaning towards sending that and another system, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS, as part of a larger military aid package to Ukraine."These systems will be used by the Ukrainians to repel Russian advances on Ukrainian territory but they will not be used against Russia.Ukrainian officials have been asking allies for longer-range missile systems that can fire a barrage of rockets hundreds of miles away, in the hopes of turning the tide in the three-month-long war.

" The Himars are the centrepiece of a US$700 million (S$960 million) package being unveiled Wednesday, also including air surveillance radars, more Javelin short-range anti-tank rockets, more artillery ammunition, helicopters, vehicles and spare parts, the official said.The Ukrainian government has urged the West to provide it with more longer-range weapons in order to turn the tide in the war, now in its fourth month.A senior US official said:"At this time we decided not to provide the longer range munitions, and have communicated that to the Ukrainians.Although there'd been speculation for days that Himars were going — following repeated pleas from Ukraine's outgunned military — the announcement also made clear the US attempt to help Kyiv's war effort while not being seen as a direct belligerent.For that reason, the ammunition for the Himars will not include a version able to reach some 186 miles (300 kilometers), out of fear that the Ukrainians would use it to hit deep inside Russia.Thousands of people have been killed in Ukraine and millions more displaced since the Russian invasion on Feb 24.They will instead get the version extending about 50 miles (80 km), which is still significantly further than the Ukrainians' present capabilities, the US official said."The Ukrainians have given us assurances they will not use these munitions against targets in Russian territory.That means Ukraine's forces will be able to strike at Russian positions with the rockets from relative safety.Ukraine and its Western allies call this a baseless pretext for a war to seize territory.

The"Ukrainians have given assurances they will not use these systems against Russian territory," the official stressed.The new weaponry will come from a recently approved fund of US$40 billion.He said:"These systems will be used by the Ukrainians to repel Russian advances on Ukrainian territory.Already the Biden administration has sent US$4.5 billion in mostly military aid to Ukraine since the war began with Russia's February invasion.Asked what the United States considers the war aim for Ukraine, the official said it was to put Kyiv"in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.That will also include counter-fire radar, air surveillance radar, additional Javelin ant-tank weapons, additional artillery rounds, helicopters, tactical vehicles, and spare parts particularly for artillery.

" While the United States does not want to"prolong the war," it considers it vital that Russia"pay a heavy price for its actions" or it will"send a message to other would-be aggressors that they can take a territory by force," the official said."We will not pressure the Ukrainian government in private or in public to make any territorial concessions," the official said.AFP Related topics.It is expected Ukrainian forces will use the rockets in the eastern Donbas region to intercept Russian artillery, and take out Russian positions in areas including the.

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