According to a person familiar with the situation, President Joe Biden is going to announce that the United States will be providing an advanced surface-to-air missile system to Ukraine, in addition to providing additional artillery support. This is the latest assistance that is meant to help the country defend itself against Russia’s four-month invasion.
According to the individual, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the matter, the United States is in the process of procuring the Norwegian-developed anti-aircraft system NASAMS to offer medium- to long-range defence. The same mechanism that is used by NASAMS to secure the critical airspace above the White House and the United States Capitol in Washington is also employed by the United States.
According to the source, the additional assistance consists of more ammunition for Ukrainian artillery as well as counter-battery radars to bolster the country’s operations against the Russian onslaught in the Donbas.
The declaration comes as President Joe Biden is already talking with allies on the topic of providing assistance for Ukraine during this week’s meetings at the Group of Seven advanced economies conference in Germany and the annual gathering of NATO leaders in Madrid.