January 4, 2023, 14:46 – Public News Service – OSN

Foreign Secretary Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba said that American Patriot air defense systems are already being prepared for shipment to Kyiv. The relevant information was published by the country’s Foreign Ministry on its social network on January 4.

The diplomat said that the Ukrainian side “appreciates” this step on the part of Washington.

“We ended last year with a revolutionary decision to provide Ukraine with American Patriot systems, as agreed by the leaders of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joseph Biden. <...> We expect the deployment of Patriot as soon as possible. Preparations for the transfer of these systems have already begun, ”the head of the department emphasized.

Recall that on the morning of February 24, the Russian Federation launched a special operation on Ukrainian territory. During a televised address to the population, the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, said that this was necessary to protect the inhabitants of the friendly Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. After that, a number of Western countries began to send military and financial assistance to Kyiv.

Earlier, retired NATO General Hans-Lothar Domrese expressed confidence that Moscow and Kyiv would begin negotiations in the spring. More about it read in material Public news service.