For months, US officials hesitated to give the bombs to Ukraine, fearing they could be used to target some areas of Russia, which could escalate the conflict.
The United States has finally agreed to give Ukraine a bomb capable of hitting distant targets. Ukraine, which has been facing Russia’s aggression for almost a year, is intensifying action to take back its territory from its occupation. In such a situation, these bombs can be very useful for him. US officials said that as part of the US $ 2.17 billion aid package Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb will provide.
The support package also includes equipment to link all the different air defense systems together for the first time. For months, US officials hesitated to give the bombs to Ukraine, fearing they could be used to target some areas of Russia, which could escalate the conflict.
America’s refusal to give F-16 fighter plane
The threat of Russia’s worst attack after winter in Ukraine is increasing. In view of this danger, President Zelensky of Ukraine is constantly demanding lethal weapons from the western countries. After taking the deadly Abrams and Leopard-2 tanks from the US and Germany, Ukraine had demanded F-16 fighter jets from the Biden administration. Although America refused to give F-16 plane.
Announced to give tank
Earlier, America had announced to give M-1 Abrams to Ukraine, Germany to Leopards and Britain to give Challengers tanks. According to experts, these tanks are part of different weapon systems. It will not be easy for Ukraine to include them together in its war plan. Actually, how much time it will take to reach them, it is also not clear. According to media reports, it may take several months.
Defense package of Ukraine
The earlier defense package also included 90 Stryker armored personnel carriers, an additional 59 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, the Avenger air defense system and large and small arms, according to a Pentagon statement. 59 Bradley IFVs were included in this package, along with 50 Bradleys already committed on January 6, and 90 Stryker APCs to provide Ukraine with two brigades of armored capability.