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US to give Ukraine four mobile artillery rocket systems

US to give Ukraine four mobile artillery rocket systems

  • The $400 million package includes four more rocket systems and ammunition for those systems.
  • The The United States has never given Ukraine “this type” of ammunition, a senior defense official has said.
  • The official denied that Russia had destroyed two high mobility artillery rocket systems.

A senior defense official said the US administration would give Ukraine four more high-mobility artillery rocket systems.

The latest $400 million package uses funds from the Presidential Drawdown Authority. The United States, however, sent its own weapons.

The $400 million package includes four more rocket systems and ammunition for those systems.

Three tactical vehicles to “recover equipment, support Ukrainian repair efforts and resupply as the battle continues”.

1,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, demolition ammunition, counter-battery systems, spare parts and other equipment.

The United States, however, gives Ukraine 1,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition. The United States has never given Ukraine “this type” of ammunition, the official said.

Officials said: “This improves Ukraine’s targeting and ability to hit specific targets. It saves ammunition and is more accurate, so it’s another step in our support for Ukraine in the Battle of Donbass.

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The United States, however, gave Ukraine 12 artillery rocket systems, the official said. This brings the total to 16. A senior military official said “about 100” Ukrainians were trained on the systems.

The official denied that Russia destroyed two high-mobility artillery rocket systems.

“Those that have already been distributed are still in use,” the official said.