The White House announced the transfer of multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine

White House: US will provide Ukraine with a $700 million military aid package, which will include MLRS The volume of military assistance is estimated at $700 million

The United States will transfer M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine, Reuters reports, citing senior administration official Joe Biden.

“These systems will be used by Ukrainians to repel the offensive of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory,” — he declared. The White House spokesman stressed that Kyiv would not use the weapons transferred to it to strike targets in Russia.

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In addition, the new package of American military assistance to Ukraine, which is estimated at $ 700 million, will include radar, helicopters, cars and anti-tank weapons, including Javelin systems, Hill reports, citing a White House spokesman.

As the newspaper notes, conflicting reports have previously been received from the US authorities regarding the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine. On May 30, President Biden said the United States would not transfer missile systems capable of reaching Russian territory to Ukraine. However, the next day, The New York Times published an article by the president, where he announced the delivery of more modern missile systems and ammunition to Kyiv, which will allow “to strike more accurately at key targets on the battlefields in Ukraine.”

The Washington Post, citing a source, previously wrote that the United States is considering the possibility of transferring multiple launch rocket systems with missiles to Ukraine, the range of which is more than 64 km. According to the publication, Ukraine will be able to receive M31 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System installations, their range, depending on the ammunition, can reach 500 km. At the same time, the installations that are going to be sent to Ukraine will be equipped with missiles with a range of 64 km, the interlocutor of the newspaper pointed out.

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Kyiv has repeatedly asked the United States and its allies for the M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS multiple launch rocket systems. In mid-May, sources told Politico that the momentum over the transfer of missile systems to Kyiv had “cooled” as US authorities feared the conflict would drag on. They believe that Ukraine can use the received MLRS for strikes on Russian territory.

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov then saw the risk of escalating the conflict in the possible supply of missile systems. According to the diplomat, there is a possibility that these weapons will be placed at the Russian borders and the Ukrainians will be able to strike at the territory of Russia. Antonov called this situation unacceptable.

The American self-propelled MLRS M270, adopted by several NATO countries, is capable of firing up to 12 tactical missiles in less than 60 seconds, and its accuracy is maintained in all modes, since retargeting after each shot, the computer monitors. Depending on the ammunition used, the M270 can hit targets up to 300km away. The crew of such an installation is three people, on the march it reaches speeds of up to 64 km/h.

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