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Zelenskyy and Biden agreed on supply of ATACMS to Ukraine

Zelenskyy and Biden agreed on supply of ATACMS to Ukraine Archive photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden (Getty Images)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the United States Joe Biden have agreed on the supply of ATACMS, Ukraine's head of state announced this during his evening address.

According to Zelenskyy, he discussed with Biden the issue of Ukraine's defense against Russian attacks. In particular, the supply of Patriot air defense systems to protect Kharkiv was discussed. He noted that Ukraine is working with its partners to increase defense against Russian aggression.

Zelenskyy stated that today the issue of supplying ATACMS missiles to Ukraine has been resolved.

"Today's result - all the dots are placed in the agreements on ATACMS for Ukraine. Thank you, Mr. President! Thank you, Congress! Thank you, America," Zelenskyy said.

ATACMS for Ukraine

For the first time, Ukraine requested the transfer of long-range ATACMS missiles from the US back in 2023. In October of last year, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched missile strikes on airfields in Berdyansk and Luhansk.

At that time, Russia complained that ATACMS missiles were used for this purpose. Later, the White House confirmed the transfer of missiles to Ukraine, but with a range of up to 165 kilometers.

It is worth noting that ATACMS is mentioned in the text of the initiative for funding assistance to Ukraine by House Speaker Mike Johnson.

More details about ATACMS can be found in the material by RBC-Ukraine.