The US plans to announce as soon as this week that it has a purchased an advanced medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile defense system for Ukraine, a source familiar with the announcement told CNN.
US President Joe Biden, who is currently meeting with G7 leaders in Germany for a summit primarily focused on Ukraine, announced earlier this month that the US would provide Kyiv with “more advanced rocket systems and munitions” as its war with Russia grinds on.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to virtually address Biden and other G7 leaders on Monday.
What’s being announced?
In response to requests by Ukrainian forces, other military assistance is also likely to be announced this week, including additional artillery ammunition and counter-battery radars.
Ukrainian officials have asked for the missile defense system, known as a NASAMS, given the weapons can hit targets more than 100 miles away, though the Ukrainian forces will likely need to be trained on the systems, a source said.
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