Biden’s Late-Night Delivery
In a not so secret operation that Vladimir Putin probably didn’t see coming, Ukraine managed to surprise their Russian neighbors with some American made fireworks. The Ukrainian military, armed with secretly delivered U.S. missiles, decided it was time to turn the tables on their pushy Russian guests.
The delivery and use of these missiles were confirmed by some people who are in the know, and it’s not just a minor development. This marks a major uptick in the United States’ support for Ukraine, as it’s the first time they’ve handed over the keys to the cool missile stash, allowing Kyiv to strike at Russian targets far, far away from the front lines.
Wasn’t Joe Biden a bit hesitant about sharing his precious Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) with Ukraine? You see, he was worried that things might get a tad too spicy if he did. However, in a shocking twist, it seems that the administration’s strategy changed when they realized that the Ukrainian counteroffensive was slower than a snail on vacation. So, they finally decided to make the magic happen. Anonymous sources spilled the beans, and The Wall Street Journal joined the party too.
It’s been a hush hush operation until now, but the cat’s out of the bag! Ukraine proudly declared that their forces took out nine Russian helicopters, plus some extra military goodies in military depots in Berdyansk and Luhansk – cities in Russia’s playground, aka eastern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian special forces didn’t waste time and swooped in to mess up two Russian military airfields. Their hit list included nine Russian military helicopters, an anti-aircraft missile system, and an ammo warehouse. They even managed to put a dent in the airfield runways. They’re calling it “Operation Dragonfly,” probably because those Russian helicopters felt like dragonflies being swatted by a giant flyswatter.
According to the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces, the ammo depot in Berdyansk had its own little fireworks show that went on until 4 a.m, while the Luhansk explosion party raged on until 11 a.m. They claim dozens of Russian soldiers were either turned into crispy critters or were playing hide and seek under the rubble. Ouch!
Let’s not forget that Biden spilled the beans about sending those missiles during a chit chat with Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He promised them a version of ATACMS, though not the long-range variant they’d been drooling over for ages. When exactly Ukraine would get their hands on these goodies was about as clear as mud.
This big missile reveal comes at a time when the U.S. is getting a bit twitchy about Russia’s troop buildup and their plan for a fall offensive. It’s like Russia’s trying to throw a big, bad party, and Ukraine just wanted to make sure they had some extra loud fireworks to crash it.
The bottom line is, this news might put an end to over a year of people nagging the U.S. about not giving Ukraine these missiles earlier. Kyiv was getting impatient, wanted to aim more precisely at Russian targets, and put on a little persuasion show to make the U.S. cough up the goods. Well, it seems like the wait is over, and Putin’s helicopter collection is now one chopper lighter.