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A group of Republican senators on Saturday sent a letter to President Biden urging him to “immediately” provide the missiles Ukraine needs to win its war against Russia.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) shared the letter in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, arguing that not sending the weapons would “only prolong the war and cost lives.”

Cotton was joined by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) in his request.

“We urge you to immediately send MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine,” they wrote. “Additional delay will only further undermine U.S. national security interests and extend this conflict.”

Providing Ukraine with ATACMS could fill a gap in the Ukrainian military’s long-range fires capability, according to the lawmakers.

The recent Ukraine strike on the Sevastopol naval port using long-range weapons from the United Kingdom proved the “effectiveness of such weapons” and would maximize future “counteroffensive and follow-on operations,” they said.

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