Ukraine celebrated the arrival of new patriotic organizations to bolster its armed forces

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky (EFE)

President Volodymyr Zelensky said this Friday that he would like to Ukraine's air defense capacity doubled During the northern summer after receiving the third method The patriot Provided by Germany in response to requests for equipment to defend against Russian air raids.

Moscow renewed its bombing of Ukraine's national power grid in the spring, causing widespread blackouts. Zelensky has said his country needs at least seven Patriotic organizations Extras to protect you.

“I have set our team the task of doubling our security capabilities this summer, primarily Patriot and others,” Zelensky told regional leaders, also referring to the American Hawk and German Iris systems. “Now we're starting to see results.”

Units of the German Air Defense Forces (REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)

In his comments posted on his Telegram channel, Zelensky said that Ukraine also got it “Additional Support” from the US, but did not give details.

Earlier in his evening address, the President thanked Germany for providing the third patriotic organization.

German Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Jaeger, X added that the newly-provided system will further protect citizens and critical infrastructure. “The Ukrainian crew successfully completed relevant training in Germany,” he said.

Kyiv has indicated it expects progress on air defense supplies at next week's NATO summit in Washington. A senior US State Department official said Kyiv was expected to get “good news” at the summit.

Patriot Missile Launch (EMAD)

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and continues to use an arsenal of missiles and drones to launch long-range attacks.

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NATO is engaged in final preparations for a summit to strengthen NATO support for Ukraine.

“NOur most urgent task at the summit will be to support Ukraine. Ukraine must prevail and they need our continued support, so I hope that the heads of state and government will agree on a big package for Ukraine at the summit next week.“, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced at a press conference in Brussels ahead of the Washington meeting.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (EFE/EPA/OLIVER MATTHYS)

The package for Kyiv assumes that the coalition is responsible for coordinating the international military aid Ukraine receives and training efforts for its forces.

Coordination of military assistance will be carried out by a three-star general and headed by a command According to Stoltenberg, around 700 people work at NATO headquarters in Germany.

Friendly sources say logistics hubs will be set up in Romania, Slovakia and Poland to transfer military support to Ukraine, although Kyiv will be responsible for introducing equipment into its territory.

Likewise, partners are also expected to commit to deliver jointly 40 billion euro in military aid to Ukraine This year.

“After Russia's full-scale invasion, the Allies have provided around 40 billion euros in military aid every year. The Allies agree that this is a minimum baseline, and I hope they will decide at the summit to maintain this level next year,” Stoltenberg said.

He hopes that the organization's member states will agree to distribute the burden of that financial commitment “in a fair way, taking into account the size of their gross domestic product,” and that they will deliver. “Ukraine has a steady stream of funding.”

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The Secretary-General of the Allies indicated that the level of support of 40 billion euros will be reviewed at a NATO summit in The Hague in 2025, “above all, to ensure that our support is in line with Ukraine's needs.”

Friendly sources noted that the financial pledge would not mean NATO countries putting that money into the alliance's hands.

Sources suggest that the summit's declaration insists on Ukraine's future accession to the Atlantic system, thereby dealing with the idea of ​​irreversibility.

Stoltenberg also spoke about military interoperability between Ukraine and NATO today: “We will agree to work more closely with Ukraine's armed forces, including a new NATO-Ukraine center for analysis, training and education in Poland. “We will work together to build Ukraine's defense sector and deepen our innovation cooperation.”

Support for Kyiv will be discussed only at a session with the alliance's 32 members on Wednesday, but on Thursday at a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, a consultative and decision-making forum between the two parties, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

At the session with Ukraine, Kyiv is expected to report on the development of the conflict and other issues, according to coalition sources.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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