(Fwrd Axis) — President Joe Biden said in a New York Times op-ed Tuesday that he will “provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine.”
The announcement also contained the plan and the Biden administration’s goals in Ukraine: “[A] democratic, independent, sovereign and prosperous Ukraine with the means to deter and defend itself against further aggression.”
A senior administration official told FWRD AXIS News that Ukraine has agreed not to launch the rockets into Russia. The total package is worth $700 million and would also include more weapons that the United States has already provided to Ukraine.
“We do not seek a war between NATO and Russia,” Biden wrote. “As much as I disagree with Mr. Putin, and find his actions an outrage, the United States will not try to bring about his ouster in Moscow. So long as the United States or our allies are not attacked, we will not be directly engaged in this conflict, either by sending American troops to fight in Ukraine or by attacking Russian forces.”
The news comes as the White House has been under pressure for weeks from Ukraine for the U.S.-made system.
The White House National Security Council said Tuesday that the “more advanced rocket systems” were longer-range Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said earlier Tuesday the U.S. won’t send rocket systems to Ukraine and sending the ADRS was always under consideration from Biden.
“Americans will stay the course with the Ukrainian people because we understand that freedom is not free. That’s what we have always done whenever the enemies of freedom seek to bully and oppress innocent people, and it is what we are doing now,” Biden wrote.
“Standing by Ukraine in its hour of need is not just the right thing to do. It is in our vital national interests to ensure a peaceful and stable Europe and to make it clear that might does not make right,” he added.