Tensions between Russia and the United States have risen again as President Joe Biden prepares to supply Ukraine with a state-of-the-art missile system. With the MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) the Russians could be bombed with twelve rockets with thousands of bombs in a minute. “By doing so, the Americans are clearly crossing a red line and threatening to provoke a very harsh response from Russia,” it said on Russian state television.
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Sophisticated weapons have been at the top of Ukraine’s wish list for weeks, with Russian troops stationed in Donbass. Officials are now confirming to CNN that the US government can send a missile system to Ukraine at short notice. The announcement comes as part of a new weapons package for Kiev early next week.
Ukraine will for the first time be able to hit Russian positions at long distances with missiles up to 300 kilometers. In this way, in principle, targets in Russia can also be attacked. Russian artillery is just as dangerous as the Russian navy launching ship missiles from the Black Sea.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that such a distribution was “a big step towards an unacceptable increase”. The news that Russian state television is now running smoothly. “The United States is considering supplying a missile system to Ukraine early next week,” the host said. “We are not talking about tactical weapons anymore, but about operational-tactical weapons. The MLRS can launch missiles at a range of 500 kilometers (sic).
The Ukrainian government has been increasing pressure on the United States in recent weeks to ignore Russian warnings. President Volodymyr Zhelensky said that in some parts of the east, hostile forces outnumbered them. Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba added that the military situation was worse than expected. “We urgently need heavy weapons,” it sounded. The petitions now seem to be working.
Yesterday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense showed through a video what the Russians are doing with their own MLRS organizations in Donbass. Countless rockets land in Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk region in 19 seconds. Big explosions after that.
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