Ukraine seeks improved ATACMS missiles to strike Crimea peninsula

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba anticipates further deliveries of ATACMS missiles from the USA, as reported by the German news platform

In an interview disseminated by Ukrainian media, he interpreted this as a possible implication in an agreement between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Zelensky. At the same time, Kuleba expressed the expectation that the USA could potentially deliver ATACMS missiles with an extended range of up to 300 kilometers in the future. So far, Ukraine has only received nearly two dozen of these missiles with a reduced range of 165 kilometers. This was apparently done to exclude attacks on targets within Russia. With missiles having a range of 300 kilometers, potential targets on the Crimea Peninsula, annexed by Russia, could be reached.

US President Joe Biden plans to request a comprehensive aid package from the US Congress, intended to benefit, among others, the country attacked by Russia and Israel, as reported by the German news website Biden has not specified a concrete sum for the package, although US media had previously reported $100 billion (approximately 94.5 billion euros). The details of the package are expected to be announced by the White House this Friday. However, it is entirely unclear whether the package stands a chance of being passed in Congress.

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