MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone. © Jason Sweeney / US Army via AP  

Euromaidan Press: US not to give Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine to avoid “escalation” with Russia – WSJ 

The Biden administration won’t give Ukraine advanced drones despite pleas from Kyiv and a bipartisan group of members of Congress, WSJ reports.

Citing unnamed officials familiar with the matter, WSJ says the Pentagon believes Gray Eagle MQ-1C drones could escalate the conflict and signal to Moscow that the US was providing weapons that could target positions inside Russia. 

Worries that Russia could gain access to US technology if the drone was shot down were a secondary matter.  

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WNU Editor: Not surprised that the US is killing this deal. And it has nothing to do with Russia gaining access to the tech that is in these drones. 

Sending these drones will result in Ukraine being in range to attack targets south of Moscow (see tweet below). Since this is where a lot of dachas for Moscow’s elites and their families are located, it would be interpreted by the Kremlin that the US is deliberately arming Ukraine to target its leadership and their families. 

You can take this to the bank. Such a transfer of weaponry will be seen as a direct threat to the Russian leadership, and if these weapons are used, the Kremlin will blame Washington for this, and will respond in kind against the leadership of the U.S..

US Will Not Transfer Advanced Armed Drones To Ukraine  

Wall Street Journal: US refuses to provide Ukraine with advanced drones — Kyiv Post

U.S. refused to transfer Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine – WSJ —

US refuses to send Ukraine advanced drones to avoid escalation — WSJ — TASS

US refuses to send advanced drones to Ukraine – WSJ — RT