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The US is working to provide Kyiv with a new variant of ATACMS missiles with "even longer range" than before

After months of requests from Ukrainian officials, the Biden administration is working to provide Ukraine with powerful new long-range ballistic missiles, according to two U.S. officials. This data is provided by NBC. Late last year, the United States began supplying Ukraine with Army tactical missile systems known as ATACMS, but so far has only provided older intermediate-range missiles. Now the United States is inclined to send extended-range missiles, which will allow Ukraine to strike the territory of the Crimean Peninsula, which poses new challenges for the Russian side.

However, funding for arms supplies to Ukraine remains in doubt due to opposition from former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress. Last week, the Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. But it is not yet clear when or if the measure will be voted on by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives or whether it will be able to pass a vote. For months, Republicans backing Trump have said they would approve U.S. military aid to Ukraine only if the Biden administration agreed to a Republican package on immigration and border security. Trump and his allies in the House and Senate this month rejected a bipartisan compromise on border security and immigration hammered out by Senate Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. officials told NBC News that the U.S. has a limited supply of ATACMS and is unlikely to send them to Ukraine without money to replenish the U.S. stockpile.

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