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White House does not yet confirm Patriot missile system hit Ukraine

May 16, 2023

The White House National Security Council's Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said that he could not confirm reports of alleged damage to a Patriot air defense missile launcher in Ukraine.

Kirby said this at a briefing for journalists on Tuesday.


"I cannot confirm the reports about the defeat of the Patriot system in Ukraine," the representative of the White House was quoted as saying by the journalist of the Voice of America Ostap Yarysh.

Kirby added that if the American air defense system was indeed damaged and needs to be repaired outside of Ukraine, we will certainly help with this.

Author - Olena Madiak, 16/05/2023

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