EUA enviam secretamente mísseis a Kiev infographic
A infografia mostra o ATACMS MGM-140 e os ataques em que foram usadas estas armas.


EUA enviam secretamente mísseis de longo alcance ATACMS para a Ucrânia

By Jordi Bou

April 25, 2024 - A Ucrânia começou a usar mísseis de longo alcance ATACMS – cedidos pelos EUA – contra forças russas. As armas fazem parte de um pacote de ajuda de $300m aprovado pelo Presidente Biden em março

The long-range missiles were used for the first time in the early hours of April 17, launched against a Russian airfield in Crimea that was about 165km from the Ukrainian front lines, Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed U.S. official as saying.

And the new missiles were also used in an attack on Russian troops in the occupied port city of Berdyansk overnight on Tuesday.

The U.S. previously supplied Ukraine with a mid-range version of the Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) but had been reluctant to send anything more powerful, partly over concerns about compromising US military readiness.

However, Biden is said to have secretly given the green light to send the long-range system – which can fire missiles distances of up to 300km in February.

PUBLISHED: 25/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: U.S. Army