As part of the $700 million weapons package, which will be revealed on Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to supply Ukraine with advanced rocket systems capable of striking with precision at long-range Russian targets.
After Ukraine assured that they would not use the missiles against Russia, officials from the United States have said that the United States has provided Ukraine with high-mobility artillery rocket systems.
Biden stated in a New York Times opinion piece published Tuesday that Russia's invasion into Ukraine can be stopped through diplomacy, but that the United States must supply significant weapons and ammunition to Ukraine to ensure it has the best chance of winning at the negotiations table.
Biden stated, "That's why we have decided to provide the Ukrainians more advanced rocket systems as well as munitions that will allow them to more precisely hit key targets on Ukraine's battlefield,"
Officials said that the package also included ammunition, counter-fire radars, a variety of air surveillance radars and additional Javelin antitank missiles as well as anti–armor weapons.
In the hope of ending the three-month-long conflict, Ukrainian officials have asked allies to provide longer-range missile systems capable of firing rockets hundreds of kilometres away.
Biden told reporters Tuesday that he would not send to Ukraine rocket systems which strike into Russia.
Although he did not rule out any particular weapon system, he seemed to be imposing conditions on how they could use them. Biden is committed to helping Ukraine defend itself, but he has been against providing weapons Ukraine could use for its aggression on Russia.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Moscow called it a "special military operations" to "denazify" Russia. Since then, thousands have been killed in Ukraine and many more have been displaced. This is a pretext to declare war on its territory, according to the Western allies and Ukraine.