The United States announced Friday a new round of military aid to Ukraine to the tune of 270 million dollars, including in particular four new Himars precision artillery systems. Washington will thus have provided kyiv with a total of 20 units of these multiple rocket launchers mounted on light armor after this new delivery, said John Kirby, spokesman for the White House on strategic issues.
Russia “launched deadly bombardments across the country, hitting shopping malls, apartment buildings, killing innocent Ukrainian civilians,” John Kirby said. “In the face of these atrocities, the President has made it clear that we will continue to support the Ukrainian government and its people for as long as necessary,” he added.
The highly mobile Himars fire GPS-guided missiles with a range of 80 kilometers, allowing Ukraine to hit previously out-of-range Russian targets. The United States will also deliver 36,000 additional shells, up to 580 Phoenix Ghost kamikaze drones and four armored command posts.