Biden Promises “Patriot” System to Strengthen Ukraine's Defenses

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.10 - 2024 8:40 AM CET

Ukraine will get hundreds of interceptor missiles next year.

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At the NATO summit in Washington, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional "Patriot" air defense system. This decision is in response to Ukraine's calls for stronger air defenses against Russian attacks.

Biden stated that, together with Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, and Italy, a total of five air defense systems will be provided to Ukraine.

This announcement was made during NATO's 75th anniversary celebration, according to the German newspaper Tagesschau.

Biden also promised that Ukraine will receive hundreds of interceptor missiles next year. These missiles are expected to help protect Ukrainian cities from Russian attacks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has frequently voiced the need for more Patriot systems to defend urban areas like the capital, Kyiv, which has recently faced massive attacks.

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the leaders of Romania, the Netherlands, and Italy joined Biden in a joint statement, emphasizing unwavering support for Ukraine.

Biden appeared combative and determined during his speech, particularly in the context of the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November.