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US denied Ukraine ATACMS missiles, but may provide them in the future

Sep 22, 2023

The United States will not provide Ukraine with ATACMS missiles in the next aid package.

This is reported with reference to a statement by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

"Biden decided not to grant Kyiv's request for ATACMS long-range ballistic missiles during today's meeting with Zelensky," the official said.

According to Sullivan, the US president also did not remove Ukraine's request from the agenda in the future.

As a reminder, Ukraine has been calling on the United States to provide long-range ATACMS missiles for many months. In recent weeks, Western media have emphasized that the issue of the missile transfer has moved forward. In addition, the U.S. Senate has called on Biden to immediately provide Ukraine with long-range missiles.

The White House has been cautious in its statements, claiming that discussions are still ongoing on whether to send Ukraine long-range missiles.

On September 20, President Zelensky said that Ukraine and the United States are "on the final straight" on the delivery of long-range ATACMS. If the missiles are not delivered, it will lead to casualties on the battlefield in Ukraine.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/09/2023

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