Upcoming package of US military aid to Ukraine will include long-range munitions, Reuters reports

1 February, 01:20 AM
Biden will also soon discuss arms supplies with Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Biden will also soon discuss arms supplies with Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The United States is preparing to announce another security assistance package for Ukraine, worth $2.2 billion, which will include long-range high-precision munitions, Reuters reported on Jan. 31.

Based on previous reports, the new weapon type is likely going to be Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) rockets for HIMARS rocket artillery systems, enabling HIMARS to strike targets 150 kilometers away.

U.S.-funded Radio Liberty also reports that U.S. President Joe Biden will soon discuss Western weapon supplies to Ukraine with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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“We’re going to talk,” the report quotes Biden.

On Jan. 30, Biden told journalists the United States will not supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov subsequently pointed out that supplying every other major type of heavy military equipment, like HIMARS and main battle tanks, also was initially ruled out by Kyiv’s patterns, suggesting that F-16s could eventually be made available to Ukraine.

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