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The U.S. military is ready to send Ukraine some of its long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) armed with cluster munitions once U.S. President Joe Biden approves the transfer, Bloomberg reported on Oct. 3, citing the U.S. military's chief weapons buyer.
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Russian milbloggers are speculating that the Russian Ministry of Defense removed Lieutenant General Andrey Sychevoy from his post commanding the Bakhmut direction due to poor performance south of the city, near Klishchiivka and Andriivka, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported in its daily assessment on Oct. 2.
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The Biden Administration is planning to deliver a new defense aid package "soon," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated at a press conference on Oct. 2.

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Pentagon: Wagner mercenaries in Belarus 'reintegrated' into Russian military

by Abbey Fenbert July 21, 2023 6:07 AM 1 min read
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Wagner Group mercenaries stationed in Belarus are being reassimilated into the Russian military, U.S. Defense Department Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said in a press conference on July 20.

"In terms of what we're seeing in Belarus... We’ve certainly seen Wagner forces get sort of reintegrated within the Russian military," Singh said.

Singh said the U.S. had no plans to reposition any of its troops in the area.

Belarus has confirmed that its military is cooperating with Wagner fighters and developing a 'roadmap' for ongoing trainings. Despite their proximity to Ukraine's northern border, the State Border Gaurd Service has said Wagner troops in Belarus are not a threat to Ukraine.

Last week, Pentagon spokesperson Brigadier General Patrick Ryder stated that Wagner troops would not participate in combat operations in Ukraine.

The status of the Wagner Group's relationship with Russia remains ambiguous following  Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin's brief rebellion in June.

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