The Pentagon is planning to provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a modern longer-range radar to counter artillery used by militants, writes American newspaper Wall Street Journal with reference to a representative of the American administration, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to the newspaper, such a move is “a signal from U.S. military officials of their growing willingness to bolster the country’s (Ukraine’s – Ed.) defenses.”
At the same time, such an idea of the Department of Defense has yet to be discussed at the White House.
“The administration decided early this year against sending Ukraine deadly weaponry, such as artillery or portable air-defense systems, for fear of escalating the more than year-old conflict or provoking Russia. But administration officials say that the new radar doesn’t count as offensive or lethal aid, and so wouldn’t require a policy shift,” the newspaper writes.
Earlier, U.S. Army General Mark Milley said the United States should “seriously consider” granting Ukraine lethal weapons to counter Russian aggression.