Ukraine moved to top of list to receive US air defense capabilities.

The Biden administration is prioritizing critical air defense capabilities for Ukraine over other countries to “ensure Ukraine’s survival” as Russia continues its brutal assault on the country with no end in sight, a senior White House official and congressional sources told CNN.

A senior White House official described the action as a “rather extraordinary” policy adjustment at a critical moment for Ukraine. The deliveries to Ukraine will begin this summer, and it is not immediately clear how many countries are impacted.

Prior to the decision, Ukrainian officials had clearly explained to the Biden administration that additional air defenses were critically needed as Russia continued its aerial assaults against its cities and civilian infrastructure.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked President Joe Biden for the move later on Thursday.

It is unclear if the move would be able to be reversed should former President Donald Trump win re-election in November.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com


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