Ukraine is considering the purchase of U.S. Patriot air defense systems
The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the country may send the additional revenues of the state budget for the purchase of U.S. defense systems.
The Minister argues that the necessary funds should bring the fight against smuggling.
For example, these $4 billion would be enough for us to buy five battalions of air defense systems, Patriot and fully close the border with Russia.Stepan Poltorak head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine
Ukraine and the United States stepped up military cooperation after the coup d’etat that occurred in 2014.
After the beginning of military operations in the Donbass Americans regularly began to provide military assistance to the armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
In particular, at the end of April this year, the U.S. state Department confirmed that Ukraine has received anti-tank missile systems Javelin.