The U.S. Military has signed a brand new contract price as much as $1.2 billion with Raytheon Missiles and Protection to ship six air protection missile programs to Ukraine. Raytheon additionally introduced plans to fabricate Patriot missiles in Europe for the primary time, partnering with missile developer MBDA to provide the weapons in Germany.
Securing extra air protection programs is a high precedence for Kyiv, because it seeks to defend its residents and key infrastructure from a barrage of Russian missile assaults which have devastated the facility grid. Ukraine has repeatedly pushed for extra air protection assist from its Western allies. On Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Germany to switch Patriot programs to Ukraine.
“All generations of Ukrainians will thank [German] Chancellor Scholz, as well as the entire generation of modern German politicians,” Zelensky mentioned in his nightly tackle.
Right here’s the most recent on the conflict and its ripple results throughout the globe.