The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has agreed to send Ukraine’s assistance rocket and weapons systems to face Russia.
According to the reports, Ukrainian officials have been pushing for more advanced rocket systems, such as the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), known as HIMARS (High Mobility Rockets System), which have a range of 83 to 185 miles and are expected to be included in the latest package.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022, president Biden said the United States is sending “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” as part of the latest weapons package for Ukraine but stressed that the US is not enabling the Ukrainians to strike outside their own border.
The package is the 11th one approved so far and will include helicopters, tactical vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger antiaircraft missiles, and other advanced weapons.
President Bident wrote; “We have moved quickly to send Ukraine a significant amount of weaponry and ammunition so it can fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.”
“That’s why I’ve decided that 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.”
Biden said earlier in the week that he would not send “rocket systems that can strike into Russia,” a point he emphasized in Tuesday’s op-ed.
“We are not encouraging or enabling Ukraine to strike beyond its borders,”
“We do not want to prolong the war just to inflict pain on Russia,” Biden added.
It was gathered that the latest weapons package draws from a nearly $40 billion bill Congress passed last month that will provide military, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.