Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that it is currently too early to talk about the possibility of US supplies to Ukraine of the Iron Dome anti-missile and air defense systems.
“I think that we have heard in the media, and one might say, some signals regarding missile support for Ukraine – the missile program. I mean, it’s too early to talk about the Iron Dome, but, nevertheless, you heard these signals and messages from the United States,” Zelensky said in a comment to the Dom TV channel while in New York.
Earlier, Politico reported that some members of Congress had included an amendment to the draft defense budget for 2022 that would put pressure on U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to sell or hand over new air and missile defense systems to Ukraine, including a potential Iron Dome battery shipment, which is currently used by the U.S. Army.
Ukraine has come to understand it can only rely on itself, which means that it needs to learn how to become an agile military state like Israel, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.