UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – FRIDAY, 15 JULY, 15:48
Oleksii Reznikov, the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, has confirmed that Ukraine has undertaken not to use HIMARS on targets on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Source: Reznikov in an interview with the BBC
Reznikov: "We made a commitment that we would not use high-precision weapons against Russian objects on the territory of the Russian Federation.
We have confirmed it everywhere, even I personally did so in a letter addressed to my colleague – the head of the Pentagon – that we will use American weapons to deter the enemy and de-occupy temporarily occupied lands [by the Russian army] only on the territory of Ukraine."
Details: When asked whether the commitment of the Ukrainian side extends to Crimea, Reznikov answered the following, "I told (US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin – ed.) that we have enough strategic facilities on the Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russians. He replied to me, "we have understood you".
- In early June, the US President announced that the country would provide a new security aid package to Ukraine, which includes HIMARS missile and artillery systems.
- In July, it became known that Ukraine received 9 HIMARS missile systems and similar systems from the US and its allies, but it needs dozens more for a counteroffensive.