US Considers Sending Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine

The U.S. government is considering sending the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine to bolster air defenses against ongoing Russian missile strikes, a senior U.S. defense official said.

“Patriot is one of the air defense capabilities that is being considered along with all others,” he said.

Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder later said the Department of Defense (DOD) is going over “a wide variety of capabilities and support with Ukraine.”

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