Ukraine Warns Russia of Massive Missile Strikes After U.S. Rockets Arrive – Newsweek
Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, drawing swift international condemnation and global backlash. The U.S. and NATO allies have rapidly provided billions of dollars in military and humanitarian aid to Kyiv.
The U.S. has sent four HIMARS anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine as part of a $1 billion aid package. The Russian foreign ministry has criticized Western arms supplies for Ukraine and has said they will prolong the conflict.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the U.S. would help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s cruel assault.
Putin and other top Russian leaders have justified their invasion of Ukraine by saying that the country is led by Nazis.
HIMARS have arrived to Ukraine.
Thank you to my 🇺🇲 colleague and friend @SecDef Lloyd J. Austin III for these powerful tools!
Summer will be hot for russian occupiers. And the last one for some of them. pic.twitter.com/BTmwadthpp
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) June 23, 2022
The United States will send another $450 million in military aid to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 18 tactical vehicles, 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats, thousands of machine guns, grenade launchers, and rounds of ammunition, and some other equipment and spare parts.
The U.S. has committed more than $6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the war began, including this latest package of $450 million.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Ukraine Warns Russia of Massive Missile Strikes After U.S. Rockets Arrive Newsweek
- Ukraine Loses Ground in Battle for Severodonetsk but Gains Firepower From U.S. The Wall Street Journal
- U.S. long-range rocket systems arrive in Ukraine – minister Reuters.com
- Ukraine celebrates US long-range rocket systems arriving after months of asking. ‘Summer will be hot for Russian occupiers.’ Yahoo News
- Officials: US to send rocket systems, other aid to Ukraine The Associated Press – en Español