UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – FRIDAY, 15 JULY, 15:48
Oleksii Reznikov, the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, has confirmed that Ukraine has undertaken not to use HIMARS on targets on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Source: Reznikov in an interview with the BBC
Reznikov: "We made a commitment that we would not use high-precision weapons against Russian objects on the territory of the Russian Federation.
We have confirmed it everywhere, even I personally did so in a letter addressed to my colleague – the head of the Pentagon – that we will use American weapons to deter the enemy and de-occupy temporarily occupied lands [by the Russian army] only on the territory of Ukraine."
Details: When asked whether the commitment of the Ukrainian side extends to Crimea, Reznikov answered the following, "I told (US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin – ed.) that we have enough strategic facilities on the Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russians. He replied to me, "we have understood you".
In early June, the US President announced that the country would provide a new security aid package to Ukraine, which includes HIMARS missile and artillery systems.
In July, it became known that Ukraine received 9 HIMARS missile systems and similar systems from the US and its allies, but it needs dozens more for a counteroffensive.