Currently, with Zelensky in New York and soon to arrive Washington, the big question remains whether the Biden administration will grant him something that has long topped Ukraine’s wish list: the MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS.
Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson says it’s looking like the White House is set against it, for now at least. His sources told him the following:
Ukraine will not get ATACMS, the 190-mile-range tactical ballistic missiles, urgently requested by Zelensky to destroy Russian forces in Crimea and other Russian-held territory ‘anytime soon,’ officials say. News comes one day before Zelensky visits Biden at the White House.
Update #1: Reuters: US to send more cluster munitions to Ukraine, not ATACMS — Euromaidan
Update #2: Reuters: Planned $325 million US military aid package for Ukraine not to include ATACMS – Kyiv Independent
WNU Editor: It looks like Zelensky and his allies are going to be disappointed …. Will Zelenskyy’s Washington visit help deliver ATACMS for Ukraine? (Atlantic Council). But I am still predicting the U.S. will eventually ship ATACMS in the near future …. Decision To Give ATACMS To Ukraine Is About To Become Easier (The Warzone).