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US Security Advisor on transfer of long-range ATACMS to Ukraine

US Security Advisor on transfer of long-range ATACMS to Ukraine Photo: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The United States of America has not yet decided on the transfer of long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine. However, constructive discussions on this topic are ongoing at the White House, says the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during a joint briefing with the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak.

"I'm going to disappoint you by saying I have nothing to announce here publicly today on that issue. When we do have something to share, we will be sure to share it," Sullivan said in response to a question about whether the US had agreed to supply long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine.

At the same time, he noted that there have been constructive discussions at the White House regarding the supply of these missiles.

"But I will say that we have had very constructive discussions about our military support and the capabilities that are necessary to ensure that support is as effective as it can possibly be," added Biden's advisor.

ATACMS for Ukraine

Last year, Ukrainian soldiers struck at Russian airfields in Luhansk and Berdyansk. There were reports in the media that the Armed Forces of Ukraine used American long-range ATACMS missiles, which were provided in small quantities. Later, the US confirmed this information. Washington clarified that the missiles provided to Ukrainian soldiers have a range of up to 165 kilometers.

Back in October 2023, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that the supply of ATACMS to Ukraine would be regular.

Recently, the American NBC News reported that the White House is working to provide Ukraine with new powerful long-range ballistic missiles.

Politico also wrote that the new package of military aid to Ukraine from the US may include several long-range ATACMS missiles. However, these missiles were not included in the new American aid package.