Ukraine fires US-supplied ATACMS missiles at Russian forces for first time

Kiev, Oct 17 (UNI) Ukraine on Tuesday used Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to strike nearby Russian troops near Luhansk and Berdyansk, marking the first use of the US-made long-range missiles in the conflict, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people in the know.

The United States has secretly shipped a small number of surface-to-surface missiles to Ukraine in recent days to provide Kiev with a long-range strike capability against Russian forces amid the ongoing counteroffensive, the report said.

The versions of the ATACMS that were provided have a range of about 100 miles (160 km).

The US has not formally announced the transfer of the longer-range missiles.

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