MGM-140 ATACMS System infographic
Graphic shows MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System.


U.S.wollen der Ukraine Langstreckenraketen senden

By Jordi Bou

September 15, 2023 - Die Biden Adinistration steht kurz vor Bewilligung zum Versand von Langstreckenraketen in die Ukraine. Damit könnte Kiew ziemlichen Schaden in russisch-besetzten Gebieten anrichten,

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