The American M142 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have arrived in Ukraine and have been put to use. A video of such use was published by the Ukraine Weapons Tracker project. The authenticity of the video was confirmed to The Insider by Conflict Intelligence Team analysts.
Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov reported that American HIMARS multiple rocket launchers were already in Ukraine. “Thanks to my colleague and friend Lloyd J. Austin III for those powerful tools!” Reznikov wrote.
The M142 HIMARS is based on the U.S. Army FMTV three-axle wheeled chassis and can carry six MLRS rockets or one ATACMS tactical ballistic missile.
Depending on the ammunition, the range is from 45 to 500 km.
Earlier, Biden stated in his column for The New York Times that the United States would help its allies in Europe give up Russian energy resources and provide Ukraine with “more advanced missile systems,” but would not allow Ukraine to “shell territories beyond its borders. According to him, the United States does not want “a war between NATO and Russia.”
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, responded with a threatening remark: “Reasonable! Otherwise, if our cities had been attacked, the Russian Armed Forces would have carried out their threat and struck at the centers of these criminal decisions. Some of them are not in Kiev at all. I don't need to explain what happens next.”