U.S. to Send Precision Missiles to Ukraine

Their range is about 48 miles. 

President Biden announced that the U.S. will provide Ukraine with more advanced rocket systems and munitions. The longer-range missile systems are intended to enable Ukraine’s military to “more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine,”  he said. 

An undisclosed number of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems are intended to help repel the advance of Russian tanks with their 48-mile range. The president had previously said the Pentagon will not send rockets that Ukraine could use to strike targets inside Russia. The missiles are part of an upcoming aid package that is valued at $700 million, although an exact dollar figure will be revealed shortly. 

“These systems will be used by the Ukrainians to repel Russian advances on Ukrainian territory, but they will not be used on targets in Russian territory,”  a senior administration official said. 

“America’s goal is straightforward: We want to see a democratic, independent, sovereign, and prosperous Ukraine with the means to deter and defend itself against further aggression,” President Biden added. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s wisdom as he continues sending U.S. military resources to Ukraine.
  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished in the aid being sent to Ukraine.
  • For U.S. military officials and advisors as they evaluate the needs of the U.S. military for national defense.

Sources: Axios, New York Times, Politico


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