In a covert and strategic operation, Ukraine has finally received the long-range ballistic missiles they have been desperately waiting for in their ongoing conflict with Russia. This significant development follows President Joe Biden’s promise to provide these missiles to Ukraine, a commitment made almost a month ago. An unnamed US official, bound by the need for secrecy until an official announcement is made, revealed this information on Tuesday.
Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and other key Ukrainian leaders have consistently pressured the United States to deliver the Army Tactical Missile System, known as ATACMS, to bolster their defense capabilities. The delivery of these missiles to the warfront was executed with utmost discretion, keeping it off the public radar. It is anticipated that the world will witness the first formal acknowledgment of this crucial delivery when these missiles are put to use on the battlefield.
This covert and highly anticipated transfer of ballistic missiles underlines the gravity of the situation in Ukraine, as well as the commitment of the international community to supporting Ukraine’s defense needs. The secrecy surrounding the delivery also reflects the delicate diplomatic and geopolitical considerations at play in this conflict.