The United States of America (US) has sent another wave of weapons and equipment needed by Ukraine to deal with the invasion of Russian troops. The equipment sent this time was not only for defence, but also for counter-attacks against Russian troops.
gather new York TimesOn Friday (19/8), the US Department of Defense or the Pentagon reportedly sent a number of weapons and war equipment worth US$775 million.
The delivery of a number of weapons and combat equipment reflected a dual strategy, namely increasing the combat capability of Ukrainian artillery. In addition, these new weapons are also aimed at counterattacking in Kherson, the southern region of Ukraine.
new York Times According to the report, this latest shipment from the US to Ukraine includes 40 armored vehicles, which are equipped with giant rollers to clear minefields before Ukrainian ground operations. Then, Humvees carrying 50 armored troops, 1,500 TOW guided missiles and 1,000 Javelin anti-tank missiles.
The US will also continue to deliver rockets for HIMARS launchers, which have destroyed Russian command posts and ammunition depots and other artillery designed to disrupt supply lines.
“The mining clearance is a tool that should enable Ukraine to advance its forces and retake Russian-held territory,” a senior US Defense Department official said. new York Times,
The US will also deliver more high-speed anti-radiation missiles, the AGM-88 Harm, an air-to-surface weapon designed to detect and destroy Russian air defense radars.
US military engineers have found a way to integrate US missiles on Ukrainian fighter planes to help them defeat one of the biggest threats to the Ukrainian Air Force.
The package includes HIMARS rockets, 16 105-millimeter howitzers and 36,000 rounds of ammunition as well as 15 ScanEagle drones to help locate Russian targets and provide location information to gunners.
For now, the US has limited the number of HIMARS launchers shipped to Ukraine to 16. Because, the US is concerned that providing more will burn through the Pentagon’s stockpile of satellite-guided rockets and ultimately jeopardize US war preparedness.
Pentagon officials have insisted in recent days that its ammunition supply for various artillery systems has now reached a regular and sustained level that Ukraine can rely on as they plan operations.
The 19th total shipment by the Biden administration to Ukraine, comes as fighting in Kherson in the south, and the Donbass region in the east, has largely stalled.
The Russian offensive to capture part of Donetsk province, Donbass, has been halted, partly because Moscow deployed several thousand troops to the south to counter an anticipated Ukrainian invasion and partly because of the effects of the Himars attack. because of.
“For the time being, I would say that you see a complete and complete lack of progress by Russia on the battlefield,” the senior Pentagon official said.
However, the US also observed that Ukraine lacked sufficient troops and combat power to pull Russia out of their defensive position.