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Russia Not Scared of U.S.-Supplied Long-Range Missiles in Ukraine

April 26, 2024 (EIRNS)—The arrival of ATACMS missiles in Ukraine does not seem to have anyone in Moscow quaking in their boots, despite the screaming Newsweek headline “Putin Propagandist Panics over Ukraine Receiving Long-Range U.S. Missiles.”

Andrey Koshkin, a veteran Russian academic specializing in military and international affairs, told Sputnik instead that the 190 mile-range ATACMS missiles that the United States recently supplied to Ukraine will not help the Kyiv regime change the situation on the battlefield in its favor. “Kyiv needs to actively tout these weapon shipments in media and to boast about possible achievements for propaganda purposes,” Koshkin remarked. “But these missiles won’t help change the situation at the front line for two simple reasons. Firstly, there are not many of these missiles, and this technology is unusually complex for the Ukrainian forces, so the Ukrainian military won’t be able to use them widely. Secondly, it remains to be seen whether these sporadic strikes will manage to bypass Russian defenses. Thus, there are too many ‘buts’ for these missiles to be used successfully.”

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