Ukraine wanted American air defense system

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Kiev has asked Washington air defense system worth $ 750 million per unit. Only for the Ukrainian army requires three complex, told the local radio channel “New time” Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly.

“Our vision for the next period, in my opinion, a sea space, air space; it is something without which we simply will not be able to ensure the defence of the country,” he explained.

The diplomat added that Ukraine also needs drones, counter-battery radar and contraparte systems.

According to Chaly, this issue was discussed at the meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and the US in Brussels at the NATO summit, as well as in the conversation between Ukrainian delegation and the adviser to the American leader for national security John Bolton.

In July it was reported that the Pentagon has provided Ukraine $ 200 million for the development of the defense sector.

Earlier, Kiev, purchased from Washington’s anti-missile systems (ATGM) Javelin. About how many pieces of equipment are not specified but earlier media reported that Ukraine intends to acquire 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 plants in the amount of $ 47 million.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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