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Biden’s New Weapons for Ukraine Are Called Escalation by Moscow

  • Longer-range system from Lockheed billed as ‘shoot-and-scoot’
  • US says Ukraine agreed not to use weapons to hit inside Russia
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WATCH: Biden said the US will provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems and other weaponry. Annmarie Hordern reports.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden said he’ll give Ukraine advanced rocket systems and other weapons, as US officials rejected Russian claims that the move will escalate the war that’s dragging into its fourth month.

The package of weapons includes missiles that will let Ukraine strike locations as far as 80 kilometers (50 miles) away, a senior US official told reporters on condition of anonymity. World leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have publicly called for such a move in recent weeks.