"I am especially grateful to the United States of America and personally to Biden for the new support package for Ukraine announced today, which includes very powerful NASAMS systems. An anti-aircraft missile complex that will significantly strengthen our air defense. We have worked hard for this supply," said Zelenskyy in his address on Friday.

Meanwhile, NATO states plan to send hundreds of thousands more troops to Eastern Europe to bolster the region’s security.

President Joe Biden for authorizing a new security assistance package that includes air defense systems.