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Ukraine receives long-range weapons

Feb 25, 2023

Ukraine and the UK have agreed to supply our country with long-range weapons, but these are different types of missiles, not ATACMS.


This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the press conference February. The Year of Resilience on Friday, February 24.

"We need to explain that long-range weapons are meant to protect civilians. We have agreed with Britain. It's a different type (not ATACMS - Ed.), but a long-range weapon," the Head of State noted.

Ukraine will not use it to strike at the territory of Russia, the President emphasized.

"A narrative is spreading among our partners that long-range weapons are allegedly needed to strike Russia. However, Russia has deployed its weapons on the territory of Ukraine at such a distance that they can hit civilians. For example, they are constantly bombing Kherson, knowing that the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have weapons to respond," Zelensky explained.

As a reminder, since the evening of February 21, explosions have been heard several times in the occupied Mariupol at various facilities of the Russian occupiers. A spokesperson for the JC "South" Natalia Humeniuk and NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said that from now on, a distance of 100-150 km is not a problem for Ukraine...

This suggests that Kyiv has not only reached an agreement with Britain, but has already received long-range missiles. Moreover, Rishi Sunak's government has officially promised such assistance.

It should also be added that American precision-guided GLSDB (literally, "ground-launched small diameter bomb") missiles could be delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as early as spring 2023.

The United States' difficulties (hiccups and misunderstandings) with them are allegedly due to the fact that the HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems previously transferred to Ukraine cannot fire GLSDBs. Therefore, the United States plans to supply Ukraine with new launchers along with GLSDB. Reuters reported.

The United States intends to provide Ukraine with GLSDB bombs with a homing system. This was announced on Friday, February 3, at a briefing by Pentagon spokesman General Pat Ryder. This was the first official confirmation of the intention to provide these weapons. But so far, the Americans have not announced such assistance.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 25/02/2023

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