Polish President Andrzej Duda stated the missile was possible a Russian-made S-300 — a weapon extensively utilized by Ukraine throughout this battle and a legacy of its historical past as a Soviet state.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy particularly requested for extra S-300 programs, or one thing related, when he addressed Congress on March 16, three weeks after Russia’s invasion started.
Serhii Drozdov, a former commander of the Ukrainian air power, wrote in an op-ed for NBC Information in April: “Ukraine depends on the long-range S-300 missile programs, which function outdated, Soviet-era know-how. … That is why, from the primary days of the battle, we’ve requested our allies for help within the sky.”
That case was made anew by Kyiv on Wednesday.
It was time for Europe to “shut the sky” over Ukraine, Zelenksyy adviser Mykhailo Podolyak stated on Twitter. “To your personal security too…”
Ukraine had known as for its allies to implement a no-fly zone earlier within the battle to forestall Russian warplanes from launching assaults.
However NATO has repeatedly rejected the suggestion, and Bond predicted this won’t change.
“A no-fly zone wouldn’t have helped on this case. They don’t do something about missiles,” he stated.
“I count on U.S. reservations about that may stay the identical,” he added, given the potential for such a transfer to deliver concerning the very escalation the West can have been relieved to have prevented over Poland.