Ukraine offers the administration of US President Joe Biden to agree on potential targets in the event of the transfer of ATACMS long-range missile systems to the Armed Forces.
This is reported by CNN with reference to US officials.
U.S. officials say that in an effort to overcome White House resistance to providing Ukraine with ATACMS missiles, Ukrainian authorities are now offering the U.S. full and ongoing information on a list of potential Russian targets.
Such transparency gives the USA a "veto right" over the actions of the Armed Forces. This approach will allow the US not to be afraid of strikes on the Russian Federation, which could provoke an escalation of the conflict between the two countries.
- ATACMS has a range of up to 300 kilometers. The Biden administration still believes that providing these systems could be escalating because they could be used to target Russia itself. Currently, the maximum range of weapons that the USA provides to Ukraine is about 80 kilometers. The Biden administration is still not inclined to provide ATACMS systems to Ukraine.
- In August, the Pentagon declared that the Armed Forces did not need ATACMS yet. At the same time, Ukraine included them in the list of necessary weapons for the continuation of the counter-offensive.