Ukraine has sent US the request to purchase missile defense systems
Kiev has sent US an official request for the purchase of air defense systems. This broadcast of “Radio HB”, said Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly.
Ukraine needs at least three at a cost of $750 million each.
“Our vision for the next period, in my opinion, a sea space, air space; it is something without which we simply cannot provide defense of the country”, — said Chaly. In addition to the ABM systems are necessary for Ukraine drones, counter-battery radars and contrayerva system.
The military requirements of Kiev was discussed at the “highest level”, said the Ambassador. They were discussed at the meetings of the presidents of Ukraine and the USA Petro Poroshenko and Donald trump, as well as the negotiations of the Ukrainian side c Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton.
In the US military budget in fiscal year 2019 (starting October 1, 2018) pledged assistance to Ukraine on deliveries of arms to $250 million (previous year — $350 million).