Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has acknowledged in an interview that the United States agreed to provide Kyiv with the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), a sophisticated air defence systems.
“We absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine the air defence systems. I want to thank President [Joe] Biden for a positive decision that has been already made,” Zelenskyy said, according to an English-language transcript of the interview.
“But believe me, it’s not even nearly enough to cover the civilian infrastructure, schools, hospitals, universities, homes of Ukrainians.”
Zelenskyy also thanked the United States for HIMARS and other multiple rocket-launching systems enabling Ukraine to advance against Russian occupying forces.