General Romanenko tells what weapons Ukraine will receive in near future
General, Deputy Chief of the Ukraine's General Staff (2006-2010) Ihor Romanenko said that by the end of this month a decision will be made on the supply of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"For the Ukrainian Armed Forces to move forward on the front line, they need appropriate destruction capabilities. The issue of Taurus and ATACMS has already progressed. By the end of this month, a decision will be made on the supply of ATACMS, and this is the second time the Germans have helped us with this decision. Ukraine's allies are forced to respond to the DPRK leader's statements about supplying Russia with multiple launch rocket systems," Romanenko emphasized.
According to the general, it is likely that Swedish aircraft will appear in Ukraine sooner than American ones.
"As for the aviation issue, there is progress here as well. The US National Guard General said that it is possible to master airplanes in three months. But the Swedes are ahead, because the training of Ukrainian pilots and engineers took two months, and now they keep learning. Gripen and F-16 fighters are quite close. The Gripen is more unpretentious. The Swedes designed it to be close to the conditions that exist in Ukraine. There is a possibility that Swedish aircraft will appear sooner than American ones," Romanenko said.
On August 7, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and emphasized the need for ATACMS for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
On September 9, it was reported that the United States may provide missiles to Ukraine in the next aid package.
On September 12, media reported that the Biden administration was close to approving the supply of longer-range missiles to Ukraine, which are immediately equipped with cluster munitions.
On September 15, The Wall Street Journal reported that Ukraine is close to receiving ATACMS missiles from the United States this fall.