US Congress resolution urges Biden to provide ATACMS missiles to Ukraine

10 June, 10:54 AM
ATACMS missiles (Photo:andriy_ht/Twitter)

ATACMS missiles (Photo:andriy_ht/Twitter)

Representatives from both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs have tabled a resolution calling on U.S. President Joe Biden to transfer ATACMS missiles to Ukraine, NV’s sister publication Ukrainska Pravda reported on June 9.

Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael McCaul, stated that if the United States fails to provide Ukraine with all necessary weaponry, it would contribute to prolonging the conflict.

“The success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive is directly linked to the military assistance provided by the United States and our allies,” McCaul said.

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“Therefore, it is extremely unfortunate that the administration is withholding billions of dollars in military funding that could have been immediately transferred to Ukraine, thereby significantly aiding its Armed Forces in altering the situation on the battlefield.”

The resolution highlights that the United States and its allied nations collectively possess thousands of ATACMS missiles.

If the resolution is passed by the U.S. Congress, it will call on President Biden to promptly provide Ukraine with an adequate quantity of ATACMS missiles to expedite Ukraine’s victory.

Previously, the Pentagon stated that the provision of Storm Shadow missiles from the UK to Ukraine did not impact Washington’s position of not providing Ukraine with long-range missiles. However, U.S. lawmakers have continued to urge President Biden to supply Kyiv with long-range weaponry.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov commented that Western countries hesitate to provide Ukraine with long-range U.S. ATACMS missiles due to their limited global availability, as well as concerns that the Ukrainian military might target Russian territory.

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