June 16, 2024

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Ukraine wants more air defense. Here’s how it works

Ukraine wants more air defense.  Here's how it works

Deadly Russian missile strikes through Ukraine this week have renewed calls for the United States and its partners to provide the government in Kyiv with advanced air defense systems capable of shooting down incoming fire.

carnage – It stretches from Lviv in the west to the eastern city of Kharkiv – It could have been much worse. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian military intercepted about half of the 84 missiles and 24 armed drones launched by Russia on Monday and Tuesday. The extra hits were I mentioned Wednesday.

“When Ukraine receives a sufficient amount of modern and effective air defense systems, the main element of Russian terrorism – missile strikes – will cease to function,” Zelensky said. Group of Seven leaders this week.

In the wake of the strikes, the Pentagon said that two US air defense systems known as NASAMS are weeks away from delivery, and efforts are underway to Speed ​​up the process.

Speaking Wednesday at NATO headquarters in Belgium, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the United States and its partners are doing “everything we can as quickly as possible to provide Ukrainian forces with what they need to protect the Ukrainian people,” though he has not announced any new aid.

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