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The first American HIMARS are already in Ukraine

Jun 23, 2022

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the first HIMARS systems had arrived in Ukraine.

He said this on his Twitter.

"HIMARS is already in Ukraine. Thank you to my American colleague and friend, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, for these powerful means," Reznikov wrote, promising the Russian invaders a "hot summer."

Recall that the HIMARS multiple rocket launchers were announced as part of a $700 million aid package from the United States in early June. The initial plan was to provide four systems.


The MLRSs were reportedly provided with a political commitment not to use these weapons against targets on Russian territory. At the same time, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said that the Ukrainian military would determine the range of use on its own.

On Wednesday, 22 June, it was reported that the training with them was over for the Ukrainian military.

Author - Andrew Klark, 23/06/2022

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