Four more HIMARS systems arrived in Ukraine – Reznikov – news from Ukraine, Politics

Four more American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems have arrived in Ukraine. This was announced by Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov in Twitter.

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“4 additional HIMARS have arrived in Ukraine… We have proven that we are skilled operators of these weapons. The sound of a HIMARS salvo has become the main hit of this summer at the front!” Reznikov wrote.

REFERENCE. M142 HIMARS is an American multifunctional rocket launcher that is capable of firing a salvo of six missiles or one operational-tactical missile. Ukraine was supplied with GMLRS shells that fly 70 km, which is twice the range of the 155-mm M777 howitzer. ATACMS missiles, which HIMARS are capable of firing at 300+ km, are not yet provided by Washington. Ukraine promised not to hit deep into Russia with the help of HIMARS.

  • June 23 first four HIMARS arrived in Ukraine.
  • July 26 US Department of Defense announced about the next package of assistance to Ukraine, which will include four additional HIMARS systems, which gives Ukraine a total of 16 such systems; four command and staff vehicles; additional anti-tank weapons, spare parts and other equipment; 36,000 shells of 105 mm caliber.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith declaredthat Western partners aim to supply 25 to 30 multiple rocket launchers, HIMARS and MLRS to Ukraine.

Read also: US doing everything to deliver HIMARS to Ukraine as soon as possible – Pentagon

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