June 09, 2022

Long Range Effects


Long Range Effects
A German multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) back in 2013. Tobias Nordhausen

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that American aid to the Ukrainian military is irrelevant and ineffective.

According to Putin, the supply of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) that are being sent from the US have had no impact on halting the invasion of Ukraine. He claimed that the weapons being sent to Ukraine are only replacing ones that have been destroyed and therefore are not adding to Ukraine's firepower.

Considering that one of Putin's reasons for invading Ukraine is to "demilitarize" the country, Putin's logic is deeply flawed, as the replenishment of weapons counters any demilitarization. 

Putin said the West's aid to Ukraine will "drag out the armed conflict as far as possible." At the beginning of June, US President Joe Biden signed an order in response to Kyiv's demands for aid. The order includes more missile launching systems, and Ukraine has promised not to use them to strike Russian territory. 

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