The United States will send MLRS to Ukraine by the end of June

21:38 15 June Kyiv, Ukraine

The Ukrainian military on Wednesday completed training on HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and by the end of June Ukraine will receive them for defense in Donbas.

This was stated by the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, following the meeting of the third Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine.
“By the end of the month, we will transfer HIMARS systems, ammunition and trained crew for operational use in the defense of Ukraine,” he said.

Milley added that to date, the United States has trained 420 Ukrainians on M777 howitzers, 300 Ukrainians on M109 self-propelled howitzers, 129 Ukrainians on M113 armored personnel carriers, another 100 on drones, and 60 on HIMARS.

In addition, he listed the total amount of US security assistance to Ukraine: more than 60,000 Javelins, more than 5,000 Stingers, more than 700 Switchblade drones, 20 Mi-17 helicopters, as well as hundreds of thousands of small arms ammunition.

In general, according to the American general, Ukraine received 97,000 anti-tank systems from international partners, which is "more than tanks around the world."

Recall, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday held telephone conversations with Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky, in which he confirmed the allocation of a billion dollars in military assistance to Kyiv.