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US ready to transfer Patriot missile defense systems to Kiev - CNN

Ukraine (, - The US leadership is finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense systems to Ukraine. The decision may be announced this week.

This was reported by CNN with reference to a senior official in the administration of US President Joe Biden. True, the source did not specify the number of missile defense systems in question.

“It is not known how many missile launchers will be sent, but the standard Patriot battery includes a radar that detects and tracks targets, computer hardware, electrical power equipment, a battle control station and up to eight launchers, each containing four ready to launch. missiles," the agency's interlocutor explains.

He emphasized that this decision requires mandatory approval from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin before it is sent to the White House for approval.

It is noted that after this happens, Ukrainian military personnel will begin to be trained in the use of Patriot at one of the US military bases in Germany.

Recall that earlier, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev warned that if NATO supplies "Kyiv fanatics" with Patriot complexes along with NATO personnel, they will immediately become a legitimate target for the Russian army.

US ready to transfer Patriot missile defense systems to Kiev - CNN