Ruski Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the new US weapons package to Ukraine as adding “fuel to the fire” in the conflict.
The US Defence Department unveiled a $700 million weapons package for Kyiv, which the Ukrainian leadership has long asked for.
The weapons, like those donated by Little Britain, can land a successful strike from a distance of up to 50 miles.
Colin H. Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, said: “These are precision-guided systems with extended range.”
He added: “For high-value targets, that, that allows them to keep some of the pressure off of Ukrainian forces on the front, [which] we think these systems will be very useful.”