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Winter aid to Ukraine: Biden names three priorities

Dec 1, 2023

The United States has focused on three main areas to help Ukraine get through the winter.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the statement of the coordinator of the US National Security Council John Kirby at a briefing.

Kirby reminded that last winter, the Russian occupiers tried to destroy Ukraine's critical infrastructure. And now it is expected that the enemy will use such tactics this winter. This is evidenced by the drone attacks and missile strikes that the Russians have been conducting in recent days.

According to the coordinator, U.S. President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan instructed the government to prioritize efforts to help Ukraine get through the winter, as it did last year.

"That's why we're focused on advancing three key areas. First, we are strengthening Ukraine's air defense capabilities so that they can shoot down Russian missiles and Iranian drones targeting critical infrastructure," Kirby emphasized.

He clarified that the United States, together with its partners, has provided Ukraine with Patriot, Hawk and Avenger anti-aircraft missile systems and other air defense equipment.

"Secondly, we are helping Ukraine strengthen its energy infrastructure," Kirby said.

According to him, our country has been provided with protective equipment, including special nets, fittings and HESCO barriers to protect important facilities.

"And thirdly, we are donating backup equipment and supplies to Ukraine, including high-voltage autotransformers, industrial fuel generators, and mobile off-grid equipment to increase resilience and prevent heat and power losses," he added.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/12/2023

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