Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ukraine receives U.S. air defence system

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Ukraine receives U.S. air defence system

Monday, 26 Sep 20222:09 AM MYT

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses Ukrainians about the prisoners of war (POWs) swap, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Ukraine had received sophisticated air defence systems from the United States.

It was the first acknowledgment that Ukraine had received the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), long sought by Kyiv and whose shipment was approved by Washington late last month.

"We absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine the air defence systems. I want to thank President (Joe) Biden for a positive decision that has been already made," Zelenskiy said, according to an English-language transcript of the interview.

"But believe me, it's not even nearly enough to cover the civilian infrastructure, schools, hospitals, universities, homes of Ukrainians."

Zelenskiy also thanked the United States for HIMARS and other multiple rocket-launching systems enabling Ukraine to advance against Russian occupying forces.

Ukraine has staged counter-offensives this month to free from occupation large swathes of territory in northeastern Kharkiv region. It has also made advances in the south.

Russia describes its seven-month-old incursion into Ukraine as a "special military operation" and denies it targets civilian sites.


kt comments:

Why the rapture over air defence systems from the United States (basically a defensive measure) when Ukrainian military have been said to make gains in the Eastern provinces, pushing the Russians back and out of Ukraine?

Zelenskiy  was also noted to have berated Israel for not handing over air defence equipment as expected.


  1. One area where RuZians continue to operate with impunity over Ukraine is medium to high altitude aircraft.
    Stingers and other Manpads have rendered low-altitude operations over the front line suicidal for RuZian aircraft and helicopters.

  2. Wakakaka…

    Shamelessly parading yr cesspool concentrates - gathered from unreliable western propaganda!