U.S. President Joe Biden promised continued safety help “together with superior air protection methods” to Ukraine late on Monday, following Russian missile assaults concentrating on civilians and power infrastructures.
Biden spoke together with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy to precise “his condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes throughout Ukraine,” in line with a White Home assertion after the decision.
On his Telegram channel, Zelenskyy referred to as air protection “the No. 1 precedence in our protection cooperation” with the U.S.
The White Home didn’t give particulars on what the renewed pledge for air protection methods would exactly entail.
Kyiv has been asking for extra air protection weapons for weeks. The requests have gotten ever extra urgent as Russian troops change to extra brutal and indiscriminate techniques now that they’re led in Ukraine by Basic Sergey Surovikin, infamous for his brutality in Syria.
Air protection is prone to be the primary challenge at hand later this week in the course of the subsequent so-called “Ramstein format” assembly of the U.S.-led Ukraine Protection Contact Group, the place senior protection officers from throughout the globe will collect in Brussels.
“The very best response to Russian missile terror is the availability of anti-aircraft and anti-missile methods to Ukraine — defend the sky over Ukraine,” Ukraine’s Protection Minister Oleksii Reznikov mentioned Monday. “It will defend our cities and our individuals. It will defend the way forward for Europe. Evil should be punished.”
Zelenskyy additionally spoke with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, discussing air protection together with his French counterpart.
Leaders from the G7 group of superior economies will meet Zelenskyy throughout a digital assembly on Tuesday afternoon.