​White House Explains Why US Cannot Supply 300-km ATACMS Long-Range Rockets to Ukraine

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ATACMS launch / Open source illustrative photo
ATACMS launch / Open source illustrative photo

Whether the United States is going to change its mind is vague

The United States is not ready to provide Ukraine with long-range ATACMS rockets for High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). Jake Sullivan, US President Joe Biden's national security advisor, announced this at the security forum in Aspen.

According to the advisor, the US president assured that he would continue to supply high-precision munitions for HIMARS, which the Armed Forces of Ukraine had been effectively using on the battlefield, but Ukraine would not receive long-range ATACMS missiles.

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This is due to the fact that the USA does not want to find itself in a situation when the world "heads down a road to World War 3”. At the same time, Sullivan emphasized that the USA will continue to support Ukraine in the war with the russian federation.

White House Explains Why US Cannot Supply 300-km ATACMS Long-Range Rockets to Ukraine
An ATACMS extended range rocket for the rocket artillery systems, it is compatible with both HIMARS and similar M270 launchers / Open source photo

As Defense Express reported, yesterday, July 22, another military aid package from the United States was announced. It included, in particular, four additional HIMARS rocket launchers, as well as hundreds of unmanned Phoenix Ghost systems.

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