Ukraine’s President Thanks U.S. for Additional HIMARS, While the Systems Make the First Shots in the Country (Video)

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The US is sending Himars advanced multiple rocket systems to Ukraine
The US is sending Himars advanced multiple rocket systems to Ukraine

The White House on June 23 announced an additional $450 million in security assistance to Ukraine to ensure the transfer of more weapons and equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including HIMARS systems, ammunition, and other equipment and Ukraine’s President thanked U.S. for the assistance and additional HIMARS especially

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked U.S. President Joe Biden and the people of the United States for a new $450 million security assistance package for Ukraine.

The head of state wrote this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.

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"We're grateful to U.S. President Joe Biden and the American people for the decision to provide another $450 million defense aid package to Ukraine. This support, including additional HIMARS, is now more important than ever. By joint efforts we will free Ukrainian land from the Russian aggressor!" Zelensky said.

At the same time the first video of The first shots in Ukraine of the long-awaited American MLRS HIMARS were published by Ukrainian Journalist Andriy Tsaplienko on his account on Telegram.

According to the Journalist Ukraine was provided with missiles capable of hitting a Russian target at a distance of up to 80 km with unique accuracy.

“The first shots of the long-awaited American MLRS HIMARS on the positions of the occupiers. 4 units of the American artillery missile system M142 HIMARS arrived in Ukraine and immediately went on combat duty. Our country has been provided with missiles capable of hitting a Russian target at a distance of up to 80 km with unique accuracy. At this distance, HIMARS is unattainable for art,” the post said.

It can be about M30/M31 Guided MLRS (GMLRS) rockets. The GPS-guided missiles have a range of about 50 miles (80km), a US official told reporters earlier.

Infographics showing the whole arsenal of MLRS M270A1 and M142 HIMARS, Defense Express
Infographics showing the whole arsenal of MLRS M270A1 and M142 HIMARS / image from open sources
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