A freshly announced batch of American military aid for plucky Ukraine has seen the United States sticking it to aggressor Russia.
In a statement on Wednesday, President Biden officially made public the latest American military aid package for Ukraine.
Ukraine’s brave defenders have been holding off and beating back Putin’s hordes, not just on their own behalf, but also on behalf of the entire Free World.
What to Know About the Military Aid Package
The package in question is worth $700 million.
For the first time, it is going to include two American weapon systems that have the potential to be game-changers while Ukrainian defenders are showing mountains of bravery against the last-ditch push of the Russians.
In their calculations amid fighting off Russian invaders, Ukrainians have been particularly misled by Germany. Germany’s government has been holding off the delivery of promised, heavy military equipment approved by the German parliament two months ago.
Regardless of their difficulties, Ukraine’s defenders keep inflicting severe losses upon the Russians.
1) Russian propaganda went into a frenzy after the US announced it would provide Ukraine with HIMARS missile systems. Not a single weapon delivery up to date has caused such a hysteric reaction from Russian propaganda as news about HIMARS did. Russians are truly worried.
— Vitalii Rybak (@vitalii_rybak) June 2, 2022
We just announced another $700m in security assistance to 🇺🇦 Ukraine. This package includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), an advanced system that will provide the Ukrainian armed forces with additional precision in targeting at range. https://t.co/n91yrPnxNT
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) June 1, 2022
The U.S. will deliver HIMARS rocket systems to Ukraine. The rockets will be able to strike targets 70km away and do so very precisely. HIMARS is on wheels and can travel at speeds above 70km per hour. Loading and aiming is very fast.https://t.co/FGjfUSBX7U
— Anders Östlund (@andersostlund) June 1, 2022
Map of Area where HIMARS MLRS M30/M31 Rockets with a range of up to 70 km can strike inside Ukrainian Territory from the frontlines.
M30/M31 Rockets can also strike Snake Island which is 50 km from the closest Ukrainian town.#UkraineWar #Ukraine #HIMARS pic.twitter.com/1ZxS4wL4mm
— Ukraine Battle Map (@ukraine_map) June 1, 2022
Kremlin Fumes, But There’s Nothing It Can Do
In his statement on Wednesday, Biden announced the new batch of US military aid is going to arm Ukraine with “advanced weaponry and new capabilities.”
The two types of weapon systems Ukrainians are now going to get from the United States for the first time are HIMARS medium-range rocket systems, as well as top-notch US-made Gray Eagle Predator drones.
Ukraine’s leadership has been begging the Biden administration for a long time to supply it with the former, while the latter is a nice unexpected addition.
Both new weapons systems are bound to give Putin’s hordes a very bloody nose on the Ukrainian battlefields.
However, several days earlier, Sleepy Joe still cowered before Putin in a humiliating way by deciding the United States isn’t going to give Ukraine Multiple Rocket Launcher System and HIMARS with a range of 200 miles.
The rationale for that was Ukraine would be able to use them to strike targets inside Russia.
Never mind Russians are the ones who invaded and have been killing at will thousands of Ukrainian civilians, or that Russia’s interior military infrastructure is a legitimate target.
Besides the HIMARS and the Predator drones, the new US military aid delivery to plucky Ukraine is going to include more of the highly efficient Javelin anti-tank weapons, tactical military vehicles, Soviet-made helicopters, top-notch radar systems, and more.
The package infuriated the Putin regime, which is aware those are going to at least level the playing field in Donbass where the Russians still have missile and artillery superiority.
The Kremlin was unable to hide its frustration. Putin’s mouthpiece, press secretary Dmitry Peskov, aggressively accused the United States of “adding fuel to the fire” – and doing it “purposefully and diligently.”
Hiding Russia’s growing military weakness, Peskov refused to answer the question of what would happen if a US-supplied missile hits Russian territory.
The MQ 1C Gray Eagle UAV will work well with HIMARS to find targets. https://t.co/eUHL31oBW4
— Nicholas Drummond (@nicholadrummond) June 2, 2022
Ukraine's about to get 4 of these to destroy Russian barbarian trash.
MQ-1C Gray Eagle, 3 times the size and arms capacity of the Bayrakter. pic.twitter.com/W8aJad2BKV
— Expat in Kyiv (@expatua) June 2, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of June 2, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/C1eNlgHYR9
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 2, 2022