The US plans to supply Ukraine with NSM anti-ship missiles, a senior US official has said.
“We have begun consultations with our allies on the provision of anti-ship missiles to Ukraine,” the official said on the sidelines of the NATO extraordinary meeting on the war in Ukraine, which is being held in Brussels.
“There may be some technical challenges in implementing this plan, but it is something we are consulting with allies and have started working on,” he said.
Special mention is made of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) system which countries such as Poland and Romania already have.
Of course, if this happens, a way will have to be found to get these missiles to Odessa. It should be noted that the Ukrainian Luch Design Bureau has already developed the Neptune anti-ship missile. According to US media, the anti-ship systems could prevent a Russian invasion of Odessa.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who intervened at the NATO meeting via teleconference, did not call for his country‘s accession to the Alliance or the creation of a no-fly zone, according to the same official.
“In general, the atmosphere was pragmatic, decisive and with excellent solidarity,” he noted.