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Biden administration plans to provide Ukraine with precision-guided rocket systems. Russia has intensified its push to take the strategically important city of Severodonetsk. Western leaders have taken new measures to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. plans to send the rocket systems to Ukraine within weeks.

Russian forces took parts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk on Tuesday following street fighting with Ukrainian defenders. Russia has intensified its push to take the strategically important city as Western leaders have taken new measures to punish Moscow for its invasion. Biden administration plans to provide Ukraine with precision-guided rocket systems to boost Ukraine’s...

The Biden administration plans to provide Ukraine with precision-guided rocket systems. It is unclear how many of the new systems, which U.S. officials say can hit targets from a distance of 40 miles or more, would be provided. One official said they could arrive in Ukraine within weeks.

Western governments have hoped that the steady flow of weapons could change the calculus of the battle in eastern Ukraine. Russia wants to capture Donbas, once Ukraine’s industrial heartland, which borders Russia. “The Russian army is trying to gather overwhelming forces in certain areas,” says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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