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Sunday, 14 August 2022 04:21 GMT

Pentagon sends Kiev surface-to-air missile systems


(MENAFN) The US Department of Defense is giving an extra USD820 million package of military assistance for Ukraine, as well as two surface-to-air missile defense systems, in agreement with Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale on Friday.

The new deliveries will include ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), over 150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, and four extra counter-artillery radars.

Breasseale underlined that Washington continues to collaborate with its partners “to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its evolving battlefield requirements.”

“In particular, DoD recognizes Norway’s cooperation to enable the historic provision by the United States of modern air defense systems that will help Ukraine defend against Russia’s brutal air attacks,” the Pentagon spokesman stated.

Ukrainian Leader Volodymyr Zelensky has replied to the latest military deliveries, voicing his thanks to the US and personally to Leader Joe Biden for the package which, he underscored, “also includes very powerful NASAMS systems.”

“This is an anti-aircraft missile system that will significantly strengthen our air defense. We worked hard for such a supply,” Zelensky added.

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