Ukraine with ATACMS could destroy missile systems, ships in enemy ports - Air Force spox

Ukraine with ATACMS could destroy missile systems, ships in enemy ports - Air Force spox

With the help of long-range missile systems ATACMS, Ukraine could destroy Russian coastal missile systems and ships in enemy ports.

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said this on the air of the nationwide telethon "United News", Ukrinform reports.

"The ATACMS system we dream of is capable of destroying, first of all, ground targets. Now the Defense Forces can reach any point in Crimea, but they need the means to do so," Ihnat said.

According to him, it is also necessary to have intelligence data, to understand where Russian systems are located to destroy them effectively.

As Ukrinform reported, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine is negotiating with the United States and other countries to transfer ATACMS and similar missiles.

Read also: Ukraine’s counteroffensive would go faster with ATACMS – ex-Lithuanian FM Linkevičius

Resolution H.Res. 488 calling on the Biden administration to provide Ukraine with ATACMS missiles was introduced in the US Congress in the first half of June. The text of the document emphasizes the need to provide Ukraine with long-range missiles immediately while maintaining the combat readiness of the United States.

Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Havrylov stated that the Ukrainian Defense Forces need long-range precision weapons to achieve victory over the Russian invaders.

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