On September 15, the press service of the office of the President of Ukraine reported that “Thanks to the agreements that were reached during the visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the United States of America, Ukraine can receive new air and missile defense systems, in particular the Iron Dome system” (“Iron Dome”).
However, this is all strange. At first, Iron dome is an Israeli development produced by the company Raphael… Secondly, the office of the Ukrainian president refers not to official documents, but to an article in the publication Political, where it is reported that Congressman Scott Franklin made the corresponding amendment to the draft defense budget for 2022 and it received bipartisan support in the US Congress.
Those are someone who said that someone has brought something and this something will be transferred or sold to Ukraine.
Version Politico also writes that today in the United States there are not many air defense and missile defense batteries that are not used and are ready for transfer.
And the speaker of the White House Jen Psaki could not confirm the provision of the Iron Dome systems to Ukraine. “I have to check this with the team. I know we have announced additional assistance, but for details, I have to check with the team. “, – said Psaki.
Jen Psaki doesn’t know anything
Israeli Raphael reported that they did not comment on the use of Israeli systems after their deployment and did not affect the negotiations between the United States and Ukraine.
Much more curious is that a week ago Kuleba stated that Ukraine does not need American missile defense systems, as it is developing its own. And on the same day, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrey Taran held a meeting in Kiev with a delegation from the US Congress, where special attention was paid to American assistance to Ukraine in the development of its anti-aircraft and anti-missile capabilities. It turns out that Kuleba does not need the Iron Dome, but Taran dreams of it.
And back in May 2021, the Minister of Defense said that Ukraine had started “Certain actions to create an anti-missile defense of Ukraine”that the possibility of acquiring something like the “Iron Dome” is being considered, one battery of which “costs about $ 170 million and a political decision is needed “…
However, as then there were no solutions, no money, so there are none now.
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