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Ukraine to get missiles with 300 km range in January — Voice of America

26 October, 2023 Thursday
21:26

Ukraine will receive new missiles with a range of 300 kilometers from allies in January: partners assure that the pace of arms supplies will not slow down

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This was reported by Voice of America journalist Myroslava Gongadze, citing a senior official of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

"According to high-ranking official in the General Staff of Ukraine, as a result of the meeting between the military command of Ukraine and the military command of the allies, the pace of supplying weapons to Ukraine will not decrease. In January Ukraine will receive new 300 km range missiles," she wrote on X.

US has provided Ukraine long-range ATACMS missiles

On the night of October 16-17, Ukrainian forces successfully attacked Russian helicopters and airfields in Luhansk and Berdyansk.

Foreign media wrote that during this attack, Ukraine used for the first time against Russian troops the American long-range ATACMS missiles that the United States had secretly sent a few days earlier. 

Later, the White House confirmed the transfer of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that they would be used against Russian troops, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi demonstrated how Ukrainian defenders used them on the battlefield.

Later it was reported that Ukraine had received about 20 long-range ATACMS missiles from the United States. However, the Ukrainian army cannot use them to strike at Russian territory.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin called the supply of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine a US mistake and noted that it posed an additional threat to Russia.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the US would supply Ukraine with ATACMS missiles on a regular basis.

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