Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday that Ukraine had deployed US-supplied ATACMS missiles for the first time against Russian forces.
“We have used ATACMS for the first time,” Zelenskiy said in a video address to the nation. “They are very precise and effective.”
The ATACMS missiles have a range of up to 190 miles, which allows Ukraine to strike Russian targets deep behind enemy lines.
The deployment of the ATACMS missiles is a significant development in the war, as it gives Ukraine a new capability to strike Russian forces and supply lines.
Russia has not yet commented on the Ukrainian claims.
The war in Ukraine is now in its 603rd day, and there is no end in sight. The conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, with millions of people displaced and thousands killed.
The United States and its allies have provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in military aid, but Russia has shown no signs of backing down.
It remains to be seen how the deployment of the ATACMS missiles will affect the course of the war. However, it is clear that Ukraine is determined to defend its territory and defeat Russia.