US Promises Air Defence Systems After Russia’s Air Strikes
US President Joe Biden has promised his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the United States will provide the country with advanced air systems, after Russia launched missiles against multiple cities in Ukraine including the capital Kyiv.
Biden made the pledge in a phone call with Zelenskyy, ahead of an emergency meeting of the group of seven to discuss support for Ukraine, and how to hold Russia “Accountable” for the attacks, which killed at least 14 people.
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Biden also told Zelenskyy the US and its allies would continue imposing costs on Russia, and providing Ukraine with security, economic, and humanitarian assistance.
Russia’s defence ministry said it had targeted “military command and communication facilities and energy infrastructure” in Monday’s attacks, but Ukraine accused Moscow of indiscriminately hitting civilian areas.