MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. The US plans for supplying the Ukrainian army with ground-launched small-diameter bombs (GLSDB) having a range of about 150 kilometers will require measures to strengthen the Donetsk People's Republic’s air defenses and to move the engagement line as far as possible away, the DPR’s acting head Denis Pushilin has said.
"We are well aware that if the enemy obtains such weapons, we will have to push its forces farther away from the DPR’s territory to a point from where it will be physically unable to reach our communities. While this process - the liberation of the territory - is underway, we should give thought to additional air defense and missile defense measures," Pushilin said on the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
Pushilin is certain that the supply of US bombs will not fundamentally change the situation in the combat zone, but the Russian army will have to take additional countermeasures.
On February 3, the US Department of Defense announced another package of military assistance to Ukraine $2.175 billion worth. It includes GLSDB (ground-launched small-diameter bombs) with a range of about 150 kilometers.