“We’re now using cutting-edge modern weapon systems, instead of obsolete Soviet-era ones,” said Budanov.
“We’ll make use of long-range munitions (ATACMS missiles for HIMARS; effective range of 300 kilometers), if we get them. Russians are well-aware they are quite done after facing these weapons.”
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov earlier said that Kyiv needs as many as 50 HIMARS and M270 rocket artillery systems to contain any further Russian offensives, and at least 100 for an effective counteroffensive.
Ukraine’s Western partners have so far pledged 20 HIMARS in security assistance, with 12 of them already being deployed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Adam Smith, Chair of U.S. House Armed Services Committee, said that the United States are prepared to supply Ukraine with up to 30 HIMARS and M270 pieces.
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