President Biden announced a new batch of military aid bound for Ukraine. The package, worth around $700 million, includes the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that can accurately hit targets up to 190 miles. But in this case, the US will only be sending rockets that can hit targets up to 43 miles.
This comes after the White House continually flip-flopped on the decision to send rocket systems to Ukraine, likely because Russia might see this as an act of war, and Ukraine might use them to strike targets in mainland Russia. As SOFREP’s Guy McCardle points out in an earlier article, any missile system can hit targets inside Russia depending on its proximity to the border. Read his article here for more information about the flip-flopping from the White House.
“The people of Ukraine continue to inspire the world with their courage and resolve as they fight bravely to defend their country and their democracy against Russian aggression,” Biden said in a statement.
“The United States will stand with our Ukrainian partners and continue to provide Ukraine with weapons and equipment to defend itself.”