The Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) has received funds from the U.S., so 18 additional HIMARS can be purchased through longer-term contracts. This is the initial instalment of American aid in the new fiscal year, which started on October 1.
The Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, a different programme, has recently received funds from the U.S., so 18 additional HIMARS can be purchased through longer-term contracts. The U.S. and its friends in the West are using USAI funding as part of their initiative to ensure that Ukraine’s armed forces are prepared to protect their nation in the years to come. However, it will take several years to complete those contracts.
It’s also anticipated that the most recent aid donation will contain additional weapons and gear for the Ukrainian army. Before the announcement, many U.S. officials anonymously provided information on the package. This is the initial instalment of American aid in the new fiscal year, which started on October 1.
Since the summer, Ukraine has aggressively attacked Russian supply lines in the Kherson region and made progress towards Russian-controlled territory west of the Dnieper River. The central Dnieper bridge and a dam that served as a second crossing have been frequently hit by Ukrainian troops using the HIMARS. Additionally, pontoon bridges that Russia had been using to supply its forces were hit.
Kherson is one of the four regions annexed, so Ukraine’s battlefield victories are noteworthy.
According to a senior U.S. military official, Russia is currently in a “defensive crouch” in Kherson due to the attacks by Ukrainian forces, making it difficult to resupply their frontline troops.
The official said that the U.S. has only observed a small number of Russian troops entering Ukraine to bolster their fortifications. The official briefed reporters anonymously to present a U.S. military assessment of the situation. According to Russia, it will call up to 300,000 conscripts to be sent to Ukraine.
The individual added that despite repeated Russian threats to use nuclear weapons, Washington had not observed any Kremlin actions that would prompt Washington to modify its nuclear posture.
Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network