Pentagon: Everything is ready for attacks on Crimea

Washington believes that the Ukrainian armed forces are able to strike at the Crimean peninsula, which Kyiv considers its territory. This was stated at a briefing by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura Cooper.

We estimate that with the GMLRS they have on HIMARS, more of which we will provide in the new military assistance package, they can reach most targets, including in Crimea.

Cooper emphasized.

According to CNN, the Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in deliveries of ATACMS missile systems, which have a range of about 300 km. At the same time, Kyiv agrees to Washington's veto over targets for such missiles. At the moment, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have only 277-mm GMLRS missiles in their arsenal, capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 80 km.

Laura Cooper also noted that the United States does not yet see the need to supply weapons to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine under Lend-Lease. Moreover, Washington sees no danger that would force the Pentagon to increase the readiness of its nuclear arsenals.

Along with this, the US intelligence services do not yet have data on the alleged transportation of tactical nuclear charges by the Russian side by rail towards the Ukrainian border.
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  1. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 5 October 2022 11: 46
    Fall stages...
    Surrender of Kyiv, Chernihiv...
    Leaving Kharkov...
    Cruiser "Moscow"
    Shelling of the Belgorod region ...
    Red Estuary, Raisins, Kupyansk...
    The attack and the destroyed Nord Stream...

    Red lines - forget it.
    In October, the Crimean Bridge will be blown up and Putin will simply say ... the Anglo-Saxons.
    He will wipe himself off and look at the arriving trains of Lendlis ....
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 5 October 2022 17: 37
      There is nothing to be surprised at.
      All MO generals are already aged. All of them at one time took an oath to the Soviet Union, swore not to spare their own lives to protect it. So what? They broke the oath, betrayed and wiped themselves ....
      The KGB also took an oath of allegiance to the USSR ......
      So who is leading us today?
      1. Alexfly Offline Alexfly
        Alexfly (Alexander) 6 October 2022 15: 34
        And you are right, even the guarantor himself, in order to get into the organs, put on a red booklet, but this does not change the essence, the money-grubber goes about his business, he grows very deep on others. And the fact that mobilization is a matter of 10 .. No institution of reservists was created, so on a piece of paper, like the work of military enlistment offices ... I hope that someday the equipment of the Russian army will resemble the Israeli army ..
    2. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
      Sergei N (Sergey N) 8 October 2022 20: 39
      Interestingly, how did you know that the Crimean bridge would be blown up in October?
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 5 October 2022 12: 07
    At the same time, Kyiv agrees to Washington's veto over targets for such missiles.

    The official position of the White House is that Crimea is the territory of Ukraine and therefore Ukraine has every right to strike at the peninsula. In the same way, they can strike at any cities that, according to the United States, are located on the territory of Ukraine.

    Therefore, Kyiv agrees to "restrictions".
  3. Alex Samoletov Offline Alex Samoletov
    Alex Samoletov 5 October 2022 12: 21
    And they’ll bang around the Crimea. They’ve already worked at the airfield in sacks, so what? Tales about smoking are also wiped out where it’s possible ... and the floor of the regiment was knocked out! And the reset one will again talk about the possibility of negotiations with Kiev. Although there is a gang of drug addicts and Nazis, sir his words. what next with such a figure awaits everyone ????
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  4. Nicu Offline Nicu
    Nicu (Nicu) 5 October 2022 12: 41
    It is clear that it takes time to strengthen the Russian army in the NVO area, the mobilized must intensively train for at least 60 days, plus it is necessary to equip the newly formed units with appropriate military equipment.
    Putin is in no hurry .. which causes some general anxiety among the population, people are waiting for results, but the results are late!
    The world is waiting for Putin's speech that Russia is ready for a real fight and the beginning of the total destruction of the Nazis!
    It follows that Putin does not like to fish in troubled waters, there are probably many moments that are hidden from the public eye in connection with the special operation in Ukraine, and these take time ... so "TIME"!
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 5 October 2022 13: 30
      Have you noticed how they minus those who think sensibly and how they plus those who shout "everything is lost"?
      apparently their task is to "rock the situation" in the Russian Federation, since there are so many of them hanging out here
  5. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 5 October 2022 12: 51
    what's next with such a figure waiting for everyone????

    We are in big trouble. The figure has been dragging out 8 years with Ukraine, 7 months with mobilization, he will still stretch out time until he calls it a war.
    He announced the new territories of the Russian Federation, drew a "red line" and went to celebrate. Since then, every day the loss of these territories. Silent to all questions asked. Oil and gas are traded with Ukraine, God is all that is still supplied, I would not be surprised if it is a weapon. So we live with it. Some are in the trenches, others are stacking money.
    Here put yourself in the place of the mobilized. He left his family, his job, maybe some business. Sits in a trench, bought half of the equipment for his own. Not a kid, he sees everything that happens. And the stupidity and cowardice and thieving of the authorities. He knows that either 28-year-old generals or overripe generals are sitting in the Moscow Region. There is no one to think.
    At the same time, the enemy is fed, dressed, shod, armed with the best examples of the West. Has rotation.
    And we have a figure, pathetic speaking, drawing lines.
    1. Nicu Offline Nicu
      Nicu (Nicu) 5 October 2022 14: 07
      Teacher .. as I mentioned Putin does not like to fish in troubled waters 'he is better informed than you and I about the current situation in the world .. about the intentions of the West to destroy the last redoubt that has formed against him - Russia and China, the president knows that he does not can just massively attack everything related to infrastructure, the army, the Ukrainian leadership, etc. until some barriers [red lines] set by him and which the West knows about this fact by the way, are overcome!
      America is looking for an excuse to attack Russia, Putin knows this and takes time.. he wants to recover from the current shock of the struggle between Russia and Ukraine-NATO and find an opportune moment to strike the enemy with a decisive and peremptory blow.
      It's like a match in the ring in which there are certain rules, there is still an albitru and the albitru is the USA, if you hit your opponent in forbidden places, you will be disqualified and you will lose! if you hit him by the rules of the match and knock him out, you win!!
      1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
        Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 6 October 2022 14: 15
        After all, at the beginning they were beaten almost on the border with Poland at the bases of mercenaries.
  6. Vladimir P Offline Vladimir P
    Vladimir P (Vladimir P) 5 October 2022 20: 46
    A bunch of all-weapons, you wash your socks and do not comment!
  7. Balin Offline Balin
    Balin 5 October 2022 21: 20
    What if the Russian Federation begins to consider that the territory of the United States is actually Britain
  8. South North Offline South North
    South North (don ost) 6 October 2022 14: 19
    Russia, strategic strike on Washington, are you ready?
  9. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 6 October 2022 19: 58
    NATO has long been ready to strike at Crimea, maybe from land, or maybe from the sea, but it doesn’t hit, the test has already been in the form of a supersonic missile arriving in Crimea. NATO has everything to strike. NATO is slowly, like a frog, boiling the Russian Federation so that the Russian Federation does not jump out, the time has not yet come. In Ukraine, by the new year, the commanding staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be 50% NATO, soldiers 30% NATO. The weather on the Ukrainian front is made by politicians, not by generals.
  10. Viktor fm Offline Viktor fm
    Viktor fm (Victor) 7 October 2022 12: 45
    Kremlin snots eat freebies and do not choke. About five years ago, he wrote that it was time to knock on the table with a shoe at the UN - they cursed, it’s impossible. Now, nevertheless, they have come to this. Now it is time to shoot at the Americans in some places, in some places, as they are at us - again it is impossible. In time we will come to this. Neither life nor academies with universities teach us anything.