HIMARS, M270 systems to help Ukraine hold back Russian troops - Defense Ministry

HIMARS, M270 systems to help Ukraine hold back Russian troops - Defense Ministry

Speaking at a panel of the GLOBSEC-2022 International Security Forum in Bratislava, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the HIMARS and M270 multiple rocket launchers would help deter Russian aggression.

That’s according to the Ministry of Defense, Ukrinform reports.

Reznikov added that Ukrainian gunners had already started their training for HIMARS and M270 in Europe.

The Minister welcomed the decision made by the United States administration to provide Ukraine with HIMARS MLR systems, noting that the British Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, announced the supply of M270 systems.

Read also: Ukraine’s defense chief at GLOBSEC: “We need simplified, accelerated procedures for arms supplies”

"Recall the words of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who landed on the moon, that 'this is a small step for man, but a giant leap for all mankind.' So, the decision of the White House on HIMARS and London – on M270 is the first step for Ukraine and a huge leap in the issue of repulsing Russian aggression," said the Minister of Defense.

The minister also praised the implementation of the idea of ​​U.S. and UK defense chiefs on holding a conference on assistance to Ukraine, which took place in London, and later transformed into the Ramstein format.

"The next meeting is expected in June. Such a coordination system will help us ensure continued supplies in the future. For example, new aircraft, missile systems, or cybernetic systems. The demining program in Ukraine is urgent because we have a lot of unexploded ordnance in our land," Reznikov added.

As Ukrinform reported, the M109A3 self-propelled howitzers provided as part of Norway's international technical assistance are already at the forefront, hitting targets with high precision and destroying the enemy.

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