UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Pentagon «mindful» of Ukraine's urgent need for long-range rockets.

The U.S. Defense Department said it is “mindful and aware” of Ukraine’s request for multiple-launch rocket systems, but that “decisions … haven’t been made yet.”

That's according to Pentagon press secretary John Kirby, who spoke with reporters at a briefing, CNN reports.

“Our goal from the very beginning has been to try to help them in the fight that they’re in today,” the official said.

“I won't go so far as to say it's too late to provide the Ukrainians with any system or capability that they might need because they are very active in the fight and they have pushed back the Russians up near Kharkiv,” Kirby said.

However, Kirby said the Defense Department is “mindful of the clock” when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Read also: What can change the course of war, or why Ukraine needs MLRS and NATO-standard shells?

“We are ever mindful as we have been since the beginning, mindful of the clock here, mindful of this sense of urgency, mindful that time is not our friend,” said Kirby, “which is why we have been continuing to move equipment literally every day for the last 90 plus days of this war.”

As Ukrinform reported earlier, citing CNN, the Biden administration is preparing to send MLRS systems as part of a larger package of military and security assistance to Ukraine, which could be announced as soon as next week. The MLRS and its lighter-weight version, the HIMARS, can launch as far as 300 kilometers (186 miles), depending on the type of munition.

Останні новини
What AOC said is 'outrageous': Trace Gallagher

What AOC said is 'outrageous': Trace Gallagher

'The Big Sunday Show' panelists weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and discuss the impact it has on the pro-choice and pro-life movements. #foxnews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Chan...

Drone footage shows damaged residential buildings after Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in weeks.

Drone footage shows damaged residential buildings after Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in weeks.

Drone footage shows damage to residential buildings after Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in weeks Russian missiles hit a residential building in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, injuring four people, the city’s mayor said on Sunday. In a statement on T...

Biden promises to spend billions more, as inflation remains at a record high.

Biden promises to spend billions more, as inflation remains at a record high.

'Big Sunday Show' guests discuss President Biden promising $200 billion over five years to the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 summit. #foxnews #fox Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Ch...

Afghanistan: Taliban Deputy Minister weeps over the fallout of the earthquake.

Afghanistan: Taliban Deputy Minister weeps over the fallout of the earthquake.

Officials in the Taliban government of Afghanistan have renewed pleas for international food and medical aid after a devastating earthquake struck near to the Pakistan border. Deputy Minister for Disaster and Emergency Ghulam Ghaus spoke to Sky Ne...

Thousands March In Pride Parades Across The Country.

Thousands March In Pride Parades Across The Country.

Thousands marched in pride parades across the country. The first major pride parade was held in N.Y. in 1970 and was originally called ‘The Christopher Street Liberation Day March.’ This year organizers focused on support for abortion rights after...

1 1

This is how Trump supporters reacted to seeing parts of Jan.

This is how Trump supporters reacted to seeing parts of Jan.

CNN's Jim Acosta talks to "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" contributor Jordan Klepper about the MAGA rally he attended in Mississippi where Klepper talked to Trump supporters about Jan. 6 and the Congressional hearing. #CNN #News

1 94