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Post: Biden promised Zelensky to further strengthen Ukraine’s air defense


American anti-aircraft missile system “Patriot”. archive photo

Biden promised that Washington would supply Patriot air defense systems to Kiev and train the Ukrainian military.

MOSCOW, December 22 — RIA News. US President Joe Biden confirmed meeting With Zelensky, the intention to put Kiev Train SAM Patriot and Ukrainian army.

“We will continue to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, especially its air defense. Therefore, we will provide Ukraine with a Patriot missile battery and train your forces to use them correctly,” the American leader said. Quoted by CBS News.

In his speech, Biden also expressed the view that the transfer of such weapons to Ukraine “does not require an escalation” of the conflict.

On Wednesday, the United States announced a massive $1.85 billion military aid package for Ukraine. The new aid package includes, among other things, a battery of Patriot air defense systems that Kiev had previously requested. According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, with the transfer of this package, the total amount of military aid allocated by the US to Kiev under the current Washington administration will be $21.9 billion.

Against the background of Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, which began on February 24, US-led Western countries continue to pump weapons into Ukraine and assist intelligence by devastating and depleting their own arsenals. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the continued supply of arms to Kiev has led to an escalation of the conflict and does not bode well for Ukraine.

Source: Ria

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