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Biden's administration discusses possibility of providing Ukraine with ATACMS missiles

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 03:51
Biden's administration discusses possibility of providing Ukraine with ATACMS missiles
ATACMS MISSILE LAUNCH. PHOTO FROM WIKIPEDIA

Secret discussions are taking place in the White House regarding the possible supply of long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine.

Source: The New York Times with reference to its own sources among US and European officials

Quote: "But two American officials and one European official described a quiet debate within the Biden administration over whether to send [to Ukraine – ed.] even a few of the surface-to-surface guided missiles, which are being reserved for other security threats."

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Details: The New York Times said that US officials had warned that their ATACMS arsenal is relatively small, and the missiles were intended for other Pentagon military plans, in particular on the Korean Peninsula.

Background:

  • Earlier, the US Department of Defense stated that it has no information about plans to supply Ukraine with ATACMS missiles in the near future.
  • France has decided to provide missiles to Ukraine that will allow strikes in the deep rear of Russia.
  • In a statement to the UK House of Commons on Monday, 26 June, Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom, noted the impact of Storm Shadow long-range missiles on the course of the war in Ukraine.

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