The US plans to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine, including anti-ship missiles, air defense systems and even the addition of Javelin systems. The plan comes amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
|Patriot air defense missile systems can be deployed in Ukraine.|
Meanwhile, the NATO side announced that they would not send troops to the Donbass to help Ukraine, nor would they fight Russia for the sake of Ukraine. However, NATO will continue to provide weapons and military equipment to Kiev.
Earlier, last week, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the bill for An Partnership with Ukraine, which increased military aid to Kiev to $ 300 million.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon will provide Ukraine with air defense systems, anti-ship and anti-tank missiles, and tactical attack missile systems. However, if they supply weapons to Ukraine, the Americans or NATO will have to help Ukrainian soldiers practice using these weapons. This means that the NATO alliance’s military will engage in an armed conflict of Ukraine, albeit with very small forces.
Specifically, the types of weapons that the United States will provide to the Ukrainian side have not yet been named. However, experts predict that the United States will strengthen Ukraine’s air defense with Patriot air defense missile systems. Earlier, the Ukrainian side also asked the United States to quickly deploy this system in Ukraine. Ukraine hopes, this will speed up the process of joining Ukraine’s NATO.
With anti-ship missiles alone, the Pentagon is likely to ship a batch of Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Ukraine. To destroy targets deep in the enemy’s defense line, the Ukrainian ground forces can be equipped with the US HIMARS tactical-tactical team with a range of about 270 km. In addition, the Ukrainian armed forces will continue to receive third-generation Javelin anti-tank systems.
The US actively supplied weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces from the very beginning of the Donbass civil war. From 2014 up to now, they have supplied Ukraine with radar stations, HMMWV armored vehicles, Hummers combat vehicles, night vision equipment, RQ-11B Raven light UAVs, FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile complexes …
In addition to weapons, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also asked US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken for assistance in providing modern electronic warfare. According to him, the Ukrainian armed forces need modern Russian electronic warfare systems.
Somehow the electronic warfare systems of the West and the US have even arrived in Ukraine and are used by the country in the Donbass.