Harpoon installations and missiles, according to Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin, will be sent to Ukraine “to protect the coast.” Twenty countries announced new arms deliveries. From Britain, weapons are coming in a “stream”, said the head of the Pentagon “The Pentagon reported about the transfer of anti-ship missiles by Denmark to Ukraine” />
Denmark will supply Ukraine with Harpoon anti-ship missiles and launchers for them. The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, told reporters about this.
“I am extremely grateful to Denmark, which today announced the delivery of launchers for Harpoon missiles and rockets for them in order to help Ukraine protect its coast. I would also like to thank the Czech Republic for supplying [Ukraine] with tanks, helicopters and missile systems,»,— said Austin.
According to him, on May 23, an online meeting of 44 countries that provide military assistance to Ukraine was held. At the meeting, Italy, Greece and Norway also announced new supplies of equipment and technology. “20 countries announced deliveries. Many countries are supplying much-needed artillery systems, tanks and other armored vehicles. New promises were also made regarding the training of Ukrainian forces,»,— said the head of the Pentagon.
“I would like to acknowledge the UK for its leadership and assistance in coordinating military assistance to Ukraine. A significant amount of British equipment continues to flow into Ukraine, — added the US Secretary of Defense.
The Harpoon anti-ship subsonic missile was developed by McDonnell Douglas and is manufactured in the United States by the Boeing Corporation. It was put into service in 1977 and is in service in more than 30 countries around the world. The maximum firing range depends on the modification and ranges from 90 to 220 km, in some modifications— up to 280 km. Harpoon missiles can be air-, ship- or shore-based, as well as deployed on submarines. Missiles, in addition to ships, can hit ground defense infrastructure and targets, as well as air targets within sight.
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Since mid-April, many countries began to announce the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine, including multiple launch rocket systems, howitzers, tanks, air defense systems, as well as anti-tank and missile systems. The Netherlands, France and Germany announced the supply of howitzers, Britain promised to arrange deliveries of air-class missiles to Ukraine. earth» Brimstone.
The United States announced the delivery of additional military aid to Ukraine, including 72 howitzers and 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones. For American howitzers, 144 thousand shells and 72 tactical vehicles for towing will also be sent to Ukraine. In addition, Kyiv will receive field equipment and spare parts.
Poland said it had already handed over almost all of its 240 T-72 tanks, as well as several dozen infantry fighting vehicles, to Ukraine. Warsaw also supplied Kyiv with 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers, Grad rocket launchers. and handed over air-class missiles air» for MiG-29 and Su-27 aircraft.
On April 26, a meeting of representatives of more than 40 countries providing assistance to Ukraine was held at the Ramstein military base in Germany. Then the participants of the event agreed on additional assistance to Kyiv, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and other countries agreed to allocate it. The meeting also included a headquarters that coordinated and optimized the supply of military cargo to Ukraine. It is located at the headquarters of the US European Command in Stuttgart, and an American major general was appointed its head.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly criticized the supply of weapons to Ukraine by Western countries. According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, such actions are close to the state of “proxy 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,” — said the minister at the end of April. Later, he expressed confidence that the West had declared a “total hybrid war” on Russia, but Moscow was accepting this challenge.
The Kremlin considers Western arms supplies to Ukraine to be “pumping”. “These are the actions that threaten the security of the continent, provoke instability,” — emphasized the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
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