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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Raises Alarm Over Russian Intensified Use of Guided Bombs

Tue 26 Mar 2024 | 10:28 PM
War in Ukraine
War in Ukraine
By Ahmad El-Assasy

In a recent interview with the American magazine Politico, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba sounded the alarm regarding Ukraine's need for more weapons to combat Russia, as additional aid to the besieged state remains pending in Congress.

Kuleba emphasized Ukraine's urgent requirement for further Patriot missile systems, stating, "Give us the Patriots... If we have enough of these air defense systems, specifically Patriot missiles, we will be able to protect not only our people's lives but also our economy from destruction."

The Patriot missile defense system is among the most advanced in the world, utilized by over 12 countries. It is capable of engaging ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and adversary aircraft.

According to Kuleba, Ukrainian forces are "struggling to defend themselves" against Russian bombs, with Russia intensifying the use of guided aerial bombs. He added, "When Ukrainian forces lose their positions, let's look at the reason. The reason is that Russia has begun the intensified use of guided aerial bombs."

Kuleba pointed out that if targeted by these bombs, "you cannot escape them, and you cannot jam them. They hit you and destroy everything. That's how we lose our positions, and the only way to prevent that is to shoot down the aircraft carrying the bombs. We need frontline air defense systems."

The United States provided Ukraine with the Patriot missile defense system in 2022 and recently dispatched a new $300 million emergency military aid package to Kyiv earlier this month.

This call for enhanced military support comes amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia, with Ukraine seeking to bolster its defenses against Russian aggression. As the conflict unfolds, the international community closely watches the developments in the region.