US senators urge Pentagon to deliver more HIMARS to Ukraine

21 July, 04:16 PM
A group of U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to increase the speed at which it was deploying the defensive aid to Ukraine (Photo:Pavlo Narozhnyy/via REUTERS)

A group of U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to increase the speed at which it was deploying the defensive aid to Ukraine (Photo:Pavlo Narozhnyy/via REUTERS)

A group of U.S. senators have urged the Pentagon to increase the speed at which it was deploying the defensive aid agreed to in May under the $20 billion "Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations" package, U.S. entertainment channel Fox News reported on July 20.

The letter signed by U.S. senators Tammy Duckworth, Roger Wicker, Richard Blumenthal, Robert Portman, and Lindsey Graham was sent to the U.S. Department of Defense on July 18.

"While the medium- and long-range air defense capabilities and HIMARS included in the June 27, 2022, and July 8, 2022 aid packages are a good start, these systems must be delivered at a pace and in quantity sufficient to impact the outcome of the fighting in the Donbas, Kherson and other regions," the letter says.

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"We urge you to act expeditiously, while coordinating with NATO allies and partners, to get this equipment to the Ukrainian military immediately."

Earlier, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators called on the Pentagon to consider including modern fighter jets in future military aid packages to Ukraine.

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