Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. calls for “surprises” to be sent to the Russians on the battlefield

19 July, 06:52 PM
Ukraine is in discussion with the U.S. to receive new Western weapons (Photo:REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)

Ukraine is in discussion with the U.S. to receive new Western weapons (Photo:REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)

Ukraine is in discussion with the U.S. to receive new Western weapons, not all of which will be disclosed, commented the Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S., Oksana Markarova, during an interview with U.S. state-funded news outlet Radio Liberty on July 19.

“It is better to surprise the enemy," said the ambassador.

“From the beginning of this phase of the war, all requests from the Ukrainian side were connected not only to our current necessities on the battlefield, but also to what we will need in the future. Therefore, we continue the discussion with our partners.”

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She added that the Ukrainian side is constantly working on all levels to increase the number of weapons and obtain new types of weapons.

On July 15, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense reported that Ukrainian troops had already destroyed 30 logistics facilities of the Russian troops with the help of the American HIMARS Multiple Launcher Rocket Systems. The current supplied ammunition for those HIMARS can reach up to70km away, though there have been increasing calls among Ukrainians for delivery of ATACMSsystems, which could reach targets 300km away.

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