According to him, according to TASS, Washington sticks to its decision not to send troops to Ukraine, but limits itself to tens of billions of dollars of military assistance, “as needed.”
He clarified that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive a Patriot battery, and the Ukrainians themselves will manage it, who will be trained in this in a third country, the American army will not go to Ukraine.
Earlier it became known that the United States will send to Ukraine sets of JDAM equipment that will convert existing free-fall bombs into corrected all-weather ammunition, that is, “smart” ammunition, and will also transfer Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Kyiv.
The media noted that these air defense systems would become a priority target for the Russian military, and Russian kamikaze drones could quickly deplete stocks of shells for the Patriot. A Patriot launcher costs about $10 million and each interceptor missile for the system costs about $4 million, and at that price it is not profitable to use them to destroy small and cheap Russian drones, experts say.