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    Ukraine received the NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) promised by the USA. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this on Sunday, September 25.

    “I want to thank President [USA Joe] Biden for the positive decision that has already been made, and the US Congress — we got NASAMS,” he said in an interview with CBS.

    He stressed that the United States allocates monthly Ukraine $ 1.5 billion to support the budget for combat operations.

    On September 16, a representative of the ministry reported that in the next two months the United States will deliver two NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine US Defense General Pat Ryder. Prior to this, on August 26, the Pentagon signed a contract for the purchase of air defense systems for Ukraine in the amount of $ 182 million with the Raytheon concern.

    Missile systems are a medium-range complex developed in the 1990s by the Norwegian by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace in conjunction with Raytheon. The weapon was upgraded twice, the last time in 2019. The updated sample is designed for the use of new missiles with an increased firing range AMRAAM-ER, as well as short-range missiles AIX-9X-2 Sidewinder. The range indicator with the new AMRAAM-ER + missile in theory can reach 80-100 km. Soviet-made from NATO countries to Ukraine. He stressed that the United States has so far provided more than $15 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine.

    The day before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the United States a party to the conflict in Ukraine. He noted that by supplying weapons to Kyiv, the United States and other countries of the alliance cannot claim that they are not involved in the Ukrainian conflict. In addition, according to him, the United States considers the situation around Ukraine as confirmation of its ability to remain a hegemon. West from dangerous interference in the situation in Ukraine. He stressed that the West, by its actions in Ukraine, has put the continent and the whole world on the brink of events with an unpredictable result for all mankind. special operations to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military. on the Izvestia TV channel.

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