Ukraine wants better ATACMS missiles: Could potentially hit Crimea Peninsula

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.21 - 2023 8:15 AM CET

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Ukraine wants better ATACMS missiles.

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba anticipates further deliveries of ATACMS missiles from the United States.

In an interview disseminated by Ukrainian media, Kuleba interpreted this as a possible implication in an agreement between U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Zelensky.

This is reported by German Merkur.de.

Kuleba also expressed the expectation that the U.S. could deliver ATACMS missiles with an extended range of up to 300 kilometers in the future.

Until now, Ukraine has received nearly two dozen of these missiles with a reduced range of 165 kilometers, apparently to exclude attacks on targets within Russia.

Missiles with a range of 300 kilometers could potentially reach targets on the Crimea Peninsula, annexed by Russia.

President Biden plans to request a comprehensive aid package from the U.S. Congress, which will benefit, among others, Ukraine and Israel, as reported by faz.net.

Although Biden has not specified the amount for the package, U.S. media previously reported it to be around 100 billion U.S. dollars.

The details of the package are expected to be announced by the White House this Friday. However, it remains unclear whether the package will be approved by Congress.

Have you ever seen an ATACMS in use? You can watch Ukraine use the missiles for the first time in the video below.

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