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Setback for Ukraine

02.12.2023 11:30
Delay in hi-tech long-range bombs from US - bombs which should ultimately enable Ukraine to push Russian forces back. 
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo: PAP/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

The United States has delayed a planned the shipment of hi-tech bombs to Ukraine. The bombs, called Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB), are known for their capability to hit targets nearly 160 kilometres away.

They are strategically significant in being potentially able to push back Russian forces more effectively than the currently used and also US-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).

Sources: Reuters, X