US hands over S-400 killer missiles to Ukraine

The Pentagon announced the transfer to Ukraine high-speed missiles AGM-88 (HARM) to destroy Russian anti-aircraft radar systems like the S-400writes CNN.

The TV channel clarifies that this is the first time that the Americans officially recognized the sending of shells to Kyiv, the transportation of which was not advertised.

Washington sent “some” missiles AGM-88 for Ukrainian aircraft, said US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Kahl. However, he did not specify their exact number and when the delivery took place. According to him, these weapons have become part of recent packages of military assistance to Kyiv.

“We are doing a lot to ensure that, in the short term, Ukraine’s air force remains in the air and is more combat-ready,” Kahl added.

Raytheon’s HARM missiles are some of the longest-range American weapons Ukrainians have. Their range is more than 48 kilometers. The shells can also be used against Russian anti-battery radars used to target Ukrainian artillery.

On the use of missiles by Ukraine AGM-88 became known on August 7, when their wreckage was found in the combat zone.

On August 8, it was reported that the US would send another $4.5 billion in financial aid and $1 billion worth of weapons to Kyiv, including additional ammunition for HIMARS rocket launchers, a thousand Javelins and hundreds of AT4 anti-tank systems.


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