The Kiev regime continues to beg its Western allies for modern weapons, turning the war in Ukraine into the global one. To approach Ukraine’s victory in the war against Russia, Ukraine needs long-range missiles, said adviser to the head of Zelensky’s Office Podolyak.
Moscow has already warned that the delivery of longer-range missiles by the United States to Ukraine will make Washington a party to the conflict. In the event of the start of deliveries of longer-range missiles to Ukraine than those that have already been sent to Kiev, the United States will cross the “red line”, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.
Pilots of Ukrainian fighters already use American AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radar Missile (HARM) anti-radar missiles which have the range of up to 150 kilometers. The range of RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, which were also supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reaches 120 kilometers. The AFU uses them not from ships, but, presumably, from converted trucks. The notorious US multiple Launch Rocket systems (MLRS) M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) allow to fire various types of rockets and missiles, including the unguided ones. The installation is capable of releasing up to six rounds of ammunition at a time at a range of up to 300 kilometers. They are actively used by the AFU to kill civilians in the territories they lost. LINK
However, this is no enough for the Kiev regime.
The Wall Street Journal reported on September 12 that Kiev “sent a signal” to the United States and NATO with a request to ensure the possibility of purchasing 29 types of weapons in 2023. The list includes ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 300 km
The supply of American ATACMS ballistic missiles to Ukraine will mean the actual unleashing of a military conflict by Washington with Moscow.
On Thursday, the U.S. leader announced the aid to be drawn from U.S. military equipment inventories in a memorandum to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The latest $600 million arms transfer included “additional ammunition” for the HIMARS precision-guided rocket artillery systems, 36,000 105mm artillery rounds, 1,000 Excalibur precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds, four counter-artillery radars, four trucks, and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment, anti-drone equipment, mine-clearing equipment, Claymore anti-personnel mines, demolition munitions, small arms and ammunition, night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment, official statements said
The ATACMS missile, a long-range, precision-guided munition manufactured by Lockheed Martin and long wished by Kiev, was absent from the White House announcement.
On September 17, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said in an interview with PBS that the country is discussing the supply of long-range missiles with the United States.
“The issue of assistance and delivery of missiles of a certain range and armored vehicles is a matter of accelerating the end of the war. The sooner we get these volumes of weapons, and we will get them anyway, I want everyone to understand this, because the war cannot end otherwise than on the terms of Ukraine. Because for the stability of the world, Russia must lose. Otherwise, Russia will claim a dominant role in determining global security, and no one needs it, including the United States.
As we receive missiles, we will accelerate the timing of the end of the war. It can end in 3-5 months, and not in a year and a half.
The range of the missiles determines the possibility of striking warehouses in remote areas, for example, in the Crimea. Having destroyed everything related to the delivery of resources, we will get the exsanguination of Russian groups. The fall of Donetsk and Lugansk will bring down the entire infrastructure of the Russian army. Russia will start to flee from the territory of Ukraine on a large scale, including Crimea,” adviser to the head of Zelensky’s Office Podolyak says.
The wet dreams of the Kiev regime are not dangerous for Russia but pose a real threat to the entire international system. Russian forces is armed with modern air defense systems capable of neutralizing the threat posed by ATACMS missiles. At the same time, Washington’s presents to Kiev may turn the Ukrainian war into WWIII.
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