U.S. to send medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine

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US President Joe Biden's administration has announced that it will send high-tech medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian leaders are constantly demanding this, struggling to stop Russia's growing hold in Ukraine's Donbass region.

  • Russia is making incremental progress in the Donbass, seeking to annex the remaining parts of the region.

  • In total, the United States has pledged nearly $5 billion in security aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration.

  • The rocket systems are part of a new $700 million tranche of security assistance for Ukraine from the U S.

  • About the rocket systems  

  • These include Helicopters, Javelin anti-tank weapon systems, tactical vehicles, spare parts etc.

  • These rocket systems are capable of attacking Russia.

  • Any of these weapon systems could shoot down Russian if it was close enough to the border.

  • Medium-range rockets generally can travel about 45 miles (70 kilometers).

  • The upgraded rocket system will give the Ukrainian military greater accuracy in targeting Russian assets inside Ukraine.

  • To Ukraine, the US is planning to send the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, which is mounted on a truck and can carry a container with six rockets.

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