Romania to send Patriot system to Ukraine as Russia pounds its power grid

June 20, 2024

Al Jazeera

NATO member Romania has announced it will send a Patriot missile system to Ukraine, which has repeatedly called on its allies to increase their air defence support as Russia attacks its energy infrastructure.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said last week that Russia had destroyed half of Ukraine’s electricity-generating capacity and it needed seven Patriot missile systems and other aerial defences to shield Ukraine’s urban centres.

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