US won’t supply Ukraine with missile systems that could reach Russian territory, Biden says

30 May, 08:55 PM
Joe Biden (Photo:REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

Joe Biden (Photo:REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

The United States will not send missile systems to Ukraine that can reach the territory of Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden has said, news agency Reuters reported on May 30

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The United States will not send missile systems to Ukraine that can reach the territory of Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden has said, news agency Reuters reported on May 30

Biden's statement came after reports appeared that the White House was preparing to send modern long-range rocket systems to Kyiv.

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A day earlier, the U.S. media reported that the White House was preparing to make a statement on the decision to send Ukraine Multiple Launch Rocket System and similar artillery systems.

According to the NYT, the White House has already made a decision and is ready to announce it publicly, approximately next week. Most likely, such assistance will include the M31 GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System) – a high-precision MLRS with satellite guidance, a missile set that roughly equivalent to a 500-pound bomb in terms of the amount of explosives, the media outlet said.

The range of such a system is about 40 miles (almost 65 km).

On May 21, before the second international meeting on the supply of weapons to Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expects a decision from the online summit of defense ministers of more than 40 countries to transfer U.S. multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine.

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