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Pentagon told when Ukraine will receive a new batch of ATACMS missiles

Feb 23, 2024

The United States is ready to provide Ukraine with all the weapons it needs for defense, including ATACMS ballistic missiles. However, this is hampered by the Congress, which refuses to approve the necessary package of funding for Kyiv's defense needs.

This was stated by Deputy Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh, according to her briefing.


According to the spokeswoman, air defense and artillery ammunition remain the top priority for Ukraine, and this was discussed during the last meeting of the Ramstein Defense Contact Group.

Singh emphasized that the United States is not taking anything off the agenda, including the transfer of ATACMS ballistic missiles to Ukraine. Instead, she noted that Washington will be able to do so only after the Congress passes a bill on military aid for Ukraine.

"We will be with you as long as it takes. Unfortunately, Congress is preventing this. We really need Congress to provide us with the funding to provide Ukraine with all the weapons it needs. We not only need additional funds, we need an approved budget. So, we are working with the Congress and hope that we will be able to do something," Singh said.

On February 13, the US Senate approved a bill to provide $95 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. In particular, the package includes more than $61 billion in military aid for Ukraine.

In order for the document to enter into force, it still needs to be approved by the US House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

However, on February 16, House Speaker Mike Johnson refused to put the bill to a vote. Congressmen went on vacation until February 28.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 23/02/2024

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