Biden Announces New Measures to Boost Ukraine’s Air Defenses

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.09 - 2024 11:00 AM CET

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US President Joe Biden announced plans to bolster Ukraine's air defense.

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President Joe Biden stated that the United States and its allies are set to take new steps to strengthen Ukraine's air defense system.

Biden made this announcement in a press statement in preparation for his upcoming meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, and NATO leaders.

"This week, I will be welcoming President Zelensky and NATO leaders to Washington, D.C., and I will be meeting with President Zelensky to make clear that our support for Ukraine is unshakeable," Biden said in the statement released by the White House press service.

"Together with our allies, we will be announcing new measures to strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses. It is critical that the world continues to stand with Ukraine."

Recent Developments

The war in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said their forces had launched a high-precision strike on Ukrainian military facilities and air bases in response to attempts to attack energy facilities in Russia.

The ministry claimed the strike hit its targets and denied Ukrainian claims of missile strikes on civilian areas, as reported by TASS.

The Russian Defense Ministry also claimed that the destruction in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.

They accused the Kyiv regime of making exaggerated claims before NATO meetings.

UN Security Council Meeting

Dmitry Polyansky, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, announced that the UN Security Council would meet on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

According to TASS, Russia intends to present evidence to counter the Ukrainian account of the attack on Kyiv at this meeting.