Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said: “Such assistance reduces the likelihood that the Ukrainian administration will participate in peace negotiations. The United States is going to the fire with a bellows,” he said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the other hand, said that a “third country” is being dragged into the clashes. Yesterday, President Joe Biden publicly announced the decision of the United States.Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenskiy, meanwhile, said in a speech at the Luxembourg parliament that 20 percent of Ukraine’s territory is currently under Russian control.Among the weapons that will be sent to Ukraine are 4 M142 High-Deceleration Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
It is noted that this missile system has a range of about 70 kilometers and is capable of hitting Russian targets Speaking to the BBC, Lieutenant General Edward Stringer said: “With this type of weapon, troops that have not yet been mobilized are targeted behind the front lines. Even if the range of the missiles used is a kilometer long, it can make a big difference,” he said. BBC Diplomacy Correspondent Paul Adams also says that the US decision may be the most important step taken so far, HIMARS is much more effective compared to Russian systems. The United States will also provide helicopters, anti-tank weapons and spare parts to Ukraine.