Ukraine has used a combination of American and Soviet-era missiles to take down nine Russian fighter-bombers and one A-50 radar plane in a short span of time, while Russia struggles to replace its losses and detect Ukrainian launches.
Since Russia's full invasion of Ukraine started, they've launched 63 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, but Ukraine says its forces have intercepted 25 out of the 63 using Patriot air defense systems.
The American Patriot air defense systems, deployed in Ukraine in April 2023, became operational in May.
Ukraine’s air defense took down three Russian Su-34 fighter/bomber aircraft in southern Ukraine.
Japan plans major policy shift on defense exports that would permit supplying Patriot missiles to the US, freeing up more for Ukraine's strained air defenses.
On 14 December, Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. The assistance includes a Patriot air…
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said an additional Patriot air defense system will start operating in Ukraine by…
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 645: Ukraine confirms downing of Russian aircraft with US-supplied Patriot air defense system
Ukraine said it had shot down Russian helicopters and jets with US-provided Patriot air defense system.
Ukraine's Air Force spox confirms downing five Russian airframes in May with Patriot missiles. He expects more drone activity this winter, citing Russia's 1,000+ missile and 1,000+ drone attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure last winter.
In his daily address to the nation, the President of Ukraine thanked the West for providing air defense systems and talked about Ukraine's long-range weapons.
Germany to send extra Patriot air defense system to Ukraine this winter, says German Ambassador Martin Jaeger.
Russian troops resumed missile attacks on Kyiv after a long pause of 52 days.
Ukraine continues to design new military systems such as kamikaze robots and underwater drones to fight back against Russian aggression. Meanwhile, Germany has pledged a "winter" military aid package for Ukraine that will include vital air defense systems.
"We will keep supporting Ukraine, for as long as it takes," Dutch PM Mark Rutte said.
“With this new ‘winter package,’ we are further increasing the operational readiness of the Ukrainian armed forces in the coming months,” said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 590: Russia is relocating its Black Sea Fleet away from Crimea due to Ukrainian strikes
As Russia moves its Black Sea Fleet away from Crimea, Ukrainian forces claim minor gains near Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia.
The potential additional Patriots would bolster Ukraine's defenses against Russia's attacks targeting civilian infrastructure ahead of winter.
Germany has supplied Ukraine with more military aid, including Patriot missiles, drone radars, recon drones, trucks, and firearms ammo, according to the German Government.
Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak contends bolstering Ukraine's air defenses now is cheaper than rebuilding later as Russia batters civilian areas
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with US President Joseph Biden, Ukraine’s presidential office reported.…