| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Dutch to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine

The Netherlands will send a Patriot missile defence system to Ukraine, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Tuesday, citing Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Rutte is currently in Washington D.C. meeting U.S. President Joe Biden.

ANP, citing a fireside chat between the two leaders, quoted Rutte as saying they would participate in a U.S.-German initiative to send the defence systems to Ukraine.

Rutte said he had earlier spoken by telephone with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to discuss the decision.

  • Reuters