The Biden administration’s decision to supply MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine recently caused an uproar in the media. One of the most potent defensive systems used by the American military, Patriots is capable of intercepting tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. As one might anticipate, Russian authorities are keeping an eye on the issue and recently threatened Washington directly.
During a press conference on December 15, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, attacked President Joe Biden’s administration. She informed reporters that although Americans intended to send Patriots to Ukraine, “experts challenged the rationale of such a step.”