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 الولايات المتحدة تعتزم إرسال ATACMS إلى أوكرانيا infographic
Graphic shows MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System.


الولايات المتحدة تعتزم إرسال ATACMS إلى أوكرانيا

By Jordi Bou

September 15, 2023 - إدارة بايدن قد تكون على وشك الموافقة على شحن صواريخ طويلة المدى إلى أوكرانيا، مما يمنح كييف القدرة على إلحاق أضرار كبيرة تصل إلى مناطق أعمق داخل الأراضي التي تحتلها روسيا.

The administration has until now rejected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's requests for the long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems known as ATACMS, which Kyiv says it needs to make major advances against Russia.

But the slow progress of Ukraine’s spring and summer counteroffensive has underscored the need for additional weapons capabilities.

In addition to giving Ukrainian crews much greater standoff distance when striking Russian positions – making it more difficult for the Russians to fire back – ATACMS could also help Ukraine more easily reach targets in Crimea.

Reports that the Biden administration may be nearing a decision on sending the missiles come as Zelensky is expected to meet with President Biden and members of Congress after appearing at the UN’s annual gathering in New York.

PUBLISHED: 15/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: U.S. Army