U.S. rules out sending long-range missiles to Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden assured that his government will not send long-range missiles to Ukraine capable of reaching Russian territory. These missiles were requested by the Ukrainian authorities.
The United States was considering the option of reinforcing the armament it offers to Ukraine by sending long-range rocket launcher systems. Senior Ukrainian officials or the Ukrainian president, Volodymir Zelenski, had been asking for such weapon systems for weeks.
Biden responded that he will not send “missile systems that can reach Russia” after being asked. He made his remarks just before leaving for Arlington National Cemetery. There he paid tribute to America’s dead soldiers on Memorial Day.
In early May, Joe Biden asked Congress for more money to continue to help Ukraine from the Russian invasion. In addition, also to ensure the replenishment of the U.S. military arsenal.
“We need more money to make sure that the United States continues to send weapons directly to the front lines of freedom in Ukraine and to continue to support the Ukrainian people economically and humanitarily,” he has said.
On April 28, Biden formally requested $33 billion in additional aid to Ukraine from Congress. Of the total, more than $20 billion will go to military assistance to support Kiev’s fight against the Russian invasion.
Pentagon and White House spokesmen insisted that the aid to Ukraine does not affect the country’s own defense capabilities. They also acknowledge that an ongoing assessment of the stockpile is made each time shipments are made to the Ukrainian country.