Kiev may receive Harpoon missiles in the coming months

The consequences of the "Kerch provocation" of the Navy continue to make themselves felt. John Herbst, who previously served as US ambassador to Ukraine, said that Washington would support Kiev in the confrontation with Moscow and even strengthen this support.




According to the American diplomat, the United States will act comprehensively. To measures of economic pressure on the Russian Federation, he attributed the possibility of introducing a ban on Russian vessels to enter US ports. Also, a certain “largest Russian bank” may fall under sanctions.

A much greater danger lies in measures to support Ukraine of a military nature. Earlier, the US State Department announced its readiness to allocate $ 10 million to strengthen the naval potential of the Independent. Now John Herbst is talking about the allocation to Kiev of American patrol ships and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

Obviously, the Russian Navy is incomparably stronger than what Kiev can expose even with the help of Washington. But the appearance of Harpoon-class cruise missile anti-ship missiles in the Armed Forces will fundamentally change the balance of power in the region. These missiles have a range of 90 to 220 kilometers, and some modifications up to 280 kilometers. "Harpoons" are able to fly up to the target at an extremely low altitude of 2-4 meters and hit it either in a horizontal plane or fly up to a height of 1800 meters, making a "hill", and from there vertically dive onto the ship.

There are modifications of "Harpoons" ground-based. Having received enough of these anti-ship missiles, the Ukrainian military will take into account the waters of the Sea of ​​Azov, including the Crimean Bridge. According to an American official, Kiev can get weapons in 2-3 months.
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  1. Vladimir Khrebtov (Vladimir Khrebtov) 2 January 2019 13: 11
    +2
    Here she was and is not (base in Berdyansk) after the first shot. Do you think our snot will chew again for 7 hours?
  2. LeftPers Offline LeftPers
    LeftPers (Anton) 2 January 2019 13: 12
    +3
    A Trojan horse - after the first use of the Harpoon, urkaina will not exist.
    1. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
      yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 2 January 2019 14: 17
      +2
      Quote: LeftPers
      after the first use of the Harpoon, urkaina will not exist.

      Power in Ukraine will cease to be power ... yes
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 2 January 2019 14: 21
    +3
    Isn't it time for us to supply comrade Kim Jong-un our "Calibers", several pieces, with nuclear warheads for several megatons. In the form of humanitarian aid. And then something there was raging Somalia, and threatens the North Koreans to annex their peninsula, tk. considers it to be his integral part.
  4. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 2 January 2019 16: 22
    +2
    If Kiev nevertheless decides to ever use the Harpoons "donated" to them by mattresses, it will immediately receive a massive retaliatory strike with high-precision Calibers and Iskander-M on the Poroshenko residence, on the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and on all the warships and launchers of these same Harpoons available to Ukraine ...
  5. master2 Offline master2
    master2 (Zhora) 2 January 2019 17: 27
    -4
    the Russian navy is incomparably stronger than what Kiev can expose even with the help of Washington

    I would not be so naive.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 3 January 2019 13: 19
      +2
      You better not be such a stupid ram !!!
    2. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
      S.V.YU 4 January 2019 11: 08
      +1
      And what is naivete then? NO Ukraine has a fleet! And it won’t be soon!
    3. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 4 January 2019 12: 08
      +1
      Zhora, you are naive ... And the naivety of an adult man is a synonym ...