The British Prime Minister acknowledged in an interview that Russia is making progress in conducting a military special operation in the Donbass. Boris Johnson considers it necessary to increase military assistance to Ukraine and put multiple launch rocket systems there jpg” alt=”Johnson announced tangible progress in the Russian operation in Donbass” />
The Russian armed forces are making slow but tangible progress in the Donbass, the Ukrainian side needs military support and the supply of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with Bloomberg.
“Russian military continue to bite into the ground in the Donbass and make slow but, I fear, tangible progress. That is why it is absolutely and vital that we continue to provide military assistance to the Ukrainians,— recognized by the prime minister.
As a measure of military support, Johnson did not rule out the supply of multiple launch rocket systems to Kyiv, which had not previously been supplied to Ukraine. “MLRS will help them [the Ukrainian military] defend themselves against extremely hard strikes from Russian artillery, that’s what the world should be striving for now,” — urged the British Prime Minister.
He also described how, in his opinion, the settlement of the situation with Ukraine could be. “The only way to put an end to this” it is [Vladimir] Putin's admission that <…> The denazification of Ukraine has taken place, and he can leave with dignity and honor. I think he has the political wiggle room to put an end to this,— Johnson expressed hope, emphasizing that, having said these words, he himself does not share the assertions of the Russian side about the presence of Nazis in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, Western countries and NATO have refrained from supplying Kyiv with heavy weapons, fearing to provoke a negative reaction from Moscow. The first deliveries of such equipment began only in the second half of April, although the Ukrainian leadership asked for them from the very beginning of the special operation.
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SkyNews cites a certificate stating that the American self-propelled MLRS M270 is capable of firing up to 12 tactical missiles in less than 60 seconds, and its accuracy is maintained in all modes, since a computer monitors retargeting after each shot. Depending on the ammunition used, the M270 can hit targets at a distance of up to 300 km, which, as the TV channel notes, “will significantly increase the firing range of the Ukrainian artillery forces.”
The issue of the supply of MLRS to Ukraine began to be discussed in the US administration. Pentagon officials met with the CEO of Lockheed Martin last week to discuss the supply and ramp-up of multiple launch rocket systems, according to a CNN source at the White House on May 27.
Representatives of the Ukrainian leadership and President Volodymyr Zelensky have previously stated that their country needs M142 and M270 multiple launch rocket systems. However, the Biden administration refused for several weeks amid fears expressed in the National Security Council that Ukraine could use weapons to shell Russian territory. Another reason why the United States was in no hurry to transfer the MLRS, & mdash; doubts whether Washington can afford to give away so many high-end weapons from military stocks.
Politico wrote that in response to requests from Kyiv, in recent months the United States has supplied Ukraine with old Soviet-era Soviet-era missile systems stored in allied warehouses.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Moscow has warned that the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine, the charges of which are capable of reaching the territory of Russia, will lead to an escalation. Moscow considers “inflating” arms supplies to Ukraine; at the same time, the Kremlin said that they would not prevent Russia from achieving the goals of the military operation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also warned that the Russian military would consider any shipments in Ukraine that Russia considers to be foreign arms supplies as legitimate targets.
The minister also pointed out that Western arms supplies to Ukraine are bringing the situation closer to a war” with Russia. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — Lavrov said at the end of April. He later stated that the West had declared “total hybrid war” on Russia. and Moscow accepts this challenge.
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