After another missile attack, Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls ATACMS vital

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on partners to provide Ukraine with long-range missiles to protect it from such attacks as those on Saturday in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk Oblast.

Source: Zelenskyy’s evening address 

Details: Zelensky said that the Russians used S-300 missiles to attack Kostiantynivka in Donetsk Oblast on Saturday morning, killing three people and injuring 14.

Quote from Zelenskyy: "These Russian missiles hit Kostiantynivka, in particular four residential buildings. And such attacks, unfortunately, are a daily routine in our territories, which the Russian army reaches with such missiles. Donbas, Kharkiv Oblast, and the south of the state…

It would be possible to stop this Russian terror if we could provide our military personnel with appropriate missile forces. So that the terrorists do not have a sense of impunity.

Ukraine needs long-range missiles, in particular, to remove the possibility of the occupier installing his missile launchers somewhere far from the contact line and destroying Ukrainian cities with them."

Details: The president stressed that Ukraine will do everything possible "to ensure that partners open this vital supply, in particular of ATACMS and other similar weapons".


  • The new US aid package does not include the longer-range missiles known as Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS), for which Ukraine has long been asking, nor the Abrams tanks.

  • Back in the autumn, CNN reported that Ukraine had asked the United States to transfer ATACMS long-range missile systems on the condition that the targets be agreed upon.

  • Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russia would consider the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine as the United States' entry into the war.

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