It has been reported that the United States has decided to provide support for the long-range ATACMS missile to Ukraine. The United States has been hesitant to supply long-range missiles due to concerns that the war could expand, but it appears to be considering providing support 토토사이트as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia continues for a long time. According to the British Financial Times (FT) on the 10th (local time), U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor John Finer responded to reporters’ questions about whether to provide long-range missile support to Ukraine by saying, “The U.S. is not ruling anything out from the table .
” . Deputy Assistant Director Finer continued, “There is no decision to announce a new ‘force,’ but the United States’ position to provide Ukraine with the strength to succeed on the battlefield remains unchanged.” “A decision could be made very soon,” a senior Biden administration official told the FT . Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to the Ukrainian president, said in an interview with the FT , “The United States understands that Ukraine very much needs ATACMS,” and added, “An agreement will be reached soon.” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week, “substantial discussions were held (related to ATACMS).” ABC
On the 8th, the broadcast also quoted a U.S. administration official saying, “ATAXMS is on the table,” and reported, “It is highly likely that ATAXMS support will be included in the U.S. military aid package for Ukraine.”
ATACMS is a long-range tactical ballistic missile with a range of over 300 km. It has a range of about 60km longer than the Storm Shadow and SCALP cruise missiles, which are long-range missiles previously supported by the UK and France, respectively . If ATACMS is deployed in Ukraine, the mainland, including Russian logistics bases and headquarters, will be within the striking range.
FT analyzed, “It is more advantageous to use because it can be launched with the High-Speed Mobile Artillery Rocket System ( HIMAS ) operated by Ukraine .” Unlike Storm Shadow and Scalp, which must be launched in the air via fighter jets, Atacums can be launched from the ground. Ukraine’s air power is inferior to Russia’s due to a lack of fighter jets.
In the meantime, the United States hesitated to provide weapons such as ATACMS, believing that providing advanced weapons to Ukraine could lead Russia to invade Western countries beyond Ukraine. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in July of last year, “Sending ATACMS could provoke Russia and instigate World War III.”
However, since Ukraine launched a major counteroffensive last June and has had difficulty recovering its territory, the United States has ended up supplying advanced weapons to Ukraine. F-16 in UkraineThe United States, which confirmed the delivery of fighter jets, recently formalized support for depleted uranium bombs.
Russia is opposing the expansion of U.S. arms support to Ukraine. After the plan to support depleted uranium bombs became known, Russian Presidential Office Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, “The United States will continue to help Kiev no matter how long it takes,” adding, “In other words, it will keep Ukraine in a state of war until the last Ukrainian dies.” “It means that we will spare no expense in supporting the war effort,” he said.