This was announced by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexey Reznikov on Twitter.
“HIMARS arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to my colleague Lloyd Austin for such powerful help! Summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers. And the last for some of them,” wrote Reznikov.
HIMARS have arrived to Ukraine.
Thank you to my 🇺🇲 colleague and friend @SecDef Lloyd J. Austin III for these powerful tools!
Summer will be hot for russian occupiers. And the last one for some of them. pic.twitter.com/BTmwadthpp
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) June 23, 2022
M142 HIMARS (High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System, English “highly mobile artillery rocket system”) is a multifunctional complex, which, depending on the type of ammunition, can be used as a multiple launch rocket system with a range of 50-70 km, and as an operational tactical missile system with a range of 270-300 km. It uses the M1140 FMTV 6-wheeled tactical truck as a chassis.
May 31st as reported Joe Biden confirmed that the US will supply missile systems and precision-guided munitions to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which will allow them to hit key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine. We are talking about launchers of M142 HIMARS missile systems and ammunition for them with a range of up to 80 km.
June 1 US President Joe Biden announced the provision Ukraine new eleventh security assistance package. The list of weapons worth $700 million, which will be transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, includes four highly mobile HIMARS missile systems, four helicopters, radars and anti-tank weapons.
June 5 President of Russia Vladimir Putin threatened to use weapons against targets in Ukraine, against which the Russian Federation “does not strike” yet, if the West supplies long-range missiles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.