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US to Provide Ukraine with Air Defense Missile System

Mon 27 Jun 2022 | 09:29 PM
Israa Farhan

On the sidelines of the G7 in southern Germany, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed that the US plans to provide Ukraine with a medium and long-range air defense missile system.

US President Joe Biden told the G7 leaders and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who joined them via video call, that Washington intends to provide Ukraine with an air defense system with artillery ammunition and anti-radar systems for artillery batteries.

Sullivan noted that the Ukrainians who are standing up against the Russian invasion, now in its 5th month, have an "urgent need" for these weapons, especially in light of the missile attack on Kyiv on Sunday.

He said the United States was trying to "tailor our military assistance to the particular, immediate needs of  Ukrainians on the battlefield at a given point in time."

In addition to Monday's announcements, Biden also said that the G7 economies would ban Russian gold imports, cutting off another source of revenue for the Russian economy.

The Biden administration is expected to announce a set of new sanctions on Russia in the coming days, in coordination with other G7 countries.

The G7  - which includes the US, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Canada - is trying to demonstrate support for Ukraine as the Russian war enters its 5th month with no end in sight.