Ukraine Wants THAAD Missile Defense Systems To Counter Russia

February 9, 2022

The Eurasian Times:

“Ukraine has turned to the US with a request to deploy several battalions of THAAD mobile anti-ballistic missile defense launchers with radars near Kharkov on Ukrainian territory. An AN/TPY-2 radar that makes part of the THAAD system is capable of tracking the aerospace situation over a substantial part of Russian territory and will enable Kiev and its NATO allies to ‘look deep” into the territory of Russia to a distance of up to 1,000 km,” the TASS source specified.

Earlier, State Department spokesman Ned Price on Monday refused to comment on media reports of Ukraine requesting the US to place Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems on its territory amid tensions with Moscow.

“I can’t speak to moves that haven’t been announced, that are hypothetical, that may not come to pass,” Price told a press briefing.

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