For the first time since the beginning of the war, the US would be ready to send long-range missiles to Ukraineit would be a direct threat to Russian territory, which when feared, already on other occasions Fly had stigmatized, speaking of the risk of escalation towards a nuclear war. With a range of 300 kilometers, they could potentially strike deep into Russia’s heartland.
So far, Kiev’s weapons have a limited range on Ukrainian territory, unlike Russia, which possesses – and has launched, since the beginning of the conflict – ballistic missiles to bomb the invaded country, threatening to use the new missiles Zirconssupplied to the Russian fleet since early January.
The indiscretion, published by the US media citing the Reuters news agency.Rockets would be included in the new US aid package for Ukraine worth more than $2 billionwhich would also include other munitions and weapons: support equipment for Patriot air defense systems and remotely guided precision munitions and Javelin anti-tank weapons.
Zelensky’s pressing for missilesJust two days ago, in his usual “evening message” to the nation, yet another appeal from the Ukrainian president Zelensky to the West, reiterating the request for fighter jets and long-range missiles, because American rocket launchers Himars – hitherto used – “They have a range of 80 kilometers and cannot reach many of the occupied areas“, and the president’s request for an endowment of “Atacms with a 300-kilometre radius, with which the Russian artillery located far from the front would be put under pressure, and which has so far been able to strike cities undisturbed”.
The tug-of-war over Russia-US missilesOn December 21, President Putin – quoted by Tass – announced the deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles Sarmatconsidered the flagship of the new Russian military programs, a declaration that had arrived a few hours after the expected announcement by President Biden, on the green light to send the missiles Patriot (defensive) in Kiev.
The fearsome Russian ZirconsThen, the announcement of equipping the Moscow fleet with the new Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles, a promise respected in early January.
With each announcement of new more sophisticated and lethal weapons, the tug-of-war between the old enemies of the Cold War, the USA and Russia, is met with an immediate response, with the new threats, which would inevitably lead to an escalation which makes the scenario reappear world, the specter of nuclear war.
Actacms Lockheed Martin missile
What are the US AtacmsThe Army Tactical Missile Systems, they are rockets that could potentially reach the heart of Russiaalready requested by Kiev since last October, on their supply to Ukraine, so far the administration of President Biden has put a stop fearing a dangerous escalation of the conflict.
The Rockets of the Gulf WarProduced by the US Lockheed Martin, they were used massively in the Gulf War, in the operation Desert Stormstarted on August 7, 1990, following the invasion of Kuwait, the conflict between the USA and Iraq that led to the fall of the dictator Saddam Hussein.