At the same time, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State did not specify which MLRS systems Washington and its allies are transferring to Kyiv.
The United States and its allies have begun to supply multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) to Ukraine. This was stated by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.
“We already supply MLRS systems. And we’re not the only ones who started doing it. In addition, we are now working with other NATO allies to ensure that Ukraine receives more jet systems,” Nuland said. At the same time, she did not specify which MLRS systems are being transferred to Kyiv by the United States and its allies.
The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State also said that several NATO states are supplying Kiev with components that allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to “lift more planes into the air.” “And you now have more planes on combat duty than a week ago, precisely as a result of the fact that you received spare parts and other things for them from the allies. This is a direct consequence of the allies’ help,” she says.
“With changes on the battlefield, Ukraine notifies us of its needs, and we provide as much of this list as we can,” Nuland said. “So, to be absolutely clear, I will list: MLRS are already being delivered, there are allies working on aircraft, and in addition, there are a huge number of spare parts for military aircraft that are already changing the situation,” Nuland says.
She also said that the United States has already provided Ukraine with more than $4 billion worth of weapons. Nuland added that at the first stage of hostilities, the United States and its allies supplied Ukraine with Stinger man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and Javelin anti-tank systems, which, in her opinion, Ukraine needed most of all. “Now Ukraine has other needs. You need long-range weapons, such as howitzers. You need more anti-tank weapons and transport, for example armored vehicles, and now we are providing it to you,” Nuland said. “We are working with your military, Ukraine’s needs are changing, and we are trying to meet these needs,” the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State said in an interview with the Ukrainian edition.