US President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his country will send more advanced missile systems to Ukraine. to launch attacks with greater precision.
“I have decided that we will provide the Ukrainians with more advanced missile and ammunition systems that will enable them to strike key targets more accurately on the battlefield,” Biden wrote in a late-night op-ed in the daily. The New York Times.
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A government official explained in a media call that the United States will provide a long-range missile system as part of a new $700 million weapons package.
According to the source, the new shipment of weapons will include the so-called “High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems” (HIMARS) High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systemswhich will allow more precise attacks on targets from a greater distance.
In this sense, the official specified that this system will be used against Russian systems and that they will not be used within Russian territory.
In an article titled “What the United States Will and Won’t Do in Ukraine,” Biden advocates a diplomatic solution to the conflict, but warns that “every negotiation reflects the facts on the ground.”
Therefore, he insists: “We have acted quickly to send Ukraine a significant amount of weapons and ammunition so that it can fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.”
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The president specifies that they will continue to provide Ukraine with advanced weapons: “Including Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, powerful artillery and precision rocket systems, radars, unmanned aerial vehicles, Mi-17 helicopters and ammunition“.
In the letter, Biden also stresses that he will continue to cooperate with his partners and allies to impose sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its invasion and which he describes as “the toughest ever imposed on a large economy.”
It also says it will address the food crisis exacerbated by the Russian invasion and that the United States will help its European partners and others “reduce their dependence on Russian fossil fuels and speed up” the transition to clean energy.
Biden insists in the article that while his country will continue to “reinforce NATO’s eastern flank with forces and capabilities from the United States and other allies,” he does not seek a war between Russia and the Atlantic organization, nor does he seek to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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We have acted quickly to send Ukraine a significant amount of weapons and ammunition so that it can fight on the battlefield.
“As much as I disagree with Mr. Putin, and consider his actions an outrage, The United States will not try to provoke his overthrow in Moscow“, he wrote before remarking that if US troops are not attacked, the United States will not be directly involved in the conflict.
He also stressed that his country is not encouraging or allowing Ukraine to attack beyond its borders and that it will not pressure kyiv to make territorial concessions.
He also commented that despite Moscow’s “occasional rhetoric” about the possible use of nuclear weapons, which he described as “dangerous and extremely irresponsible”, Washington has seen “no indication that Russia intends to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine”. .
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