According to Reuters and other sources, the United States of America has approved the sending of NASAMS air defence systems. It is thought that the USA approved sending a total of eight NASAMS. The first batch of two systems is expected in Ukraine soon. The remaining six will be delivered in a longer period. Ukraine Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov also emphasized that the Kyiv administration expects NASAMS soon.
Ukraine lost almost all of its medium and long-range air defence infrastructure in the first days of the Russian invasion. Thus, high-capacity air defence systems are in urgent need of defenders. The US Mission in NATO also recently shared information about procuring NASAMS to Ukraine from official channels.