The United States are considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with longer-range weapons capable of striking airfields in Russia, Voice of America said on Wednesday, citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.
She said during a Defense Writers Group event on 12 April that the United States will continue to look at the types of capabilities that the Ukrainians are asking for in terms of giving them a little more range and distance.
“Those are presidential decisions,” Hicks said of the new aid packages, and “I don’t want to get in front of those.”
However, the Pentagon is “moving quickly” on weapons that would “provide a little more range and distance” than what has been given to date, and “you’ll see more in the coming days,” she told defense reporters.
The United States is reviewing “a wide range of systems,” for Ukraine, she said. In addition to weapons and cash aid, the United States has been providing intelligence assistance to Ukraine, “which I would call ‘high-end’ help,” Hicks said.