The United States will prioritize deliveries of newly-made Patriot and NASAMS missile systems to Ukraine over any existing orders from other allies in an effort to shore up Kyiv’s air defense systems, Repor informs, citing Independent.

White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby on Thursday told reporters that Ukrainian forces are currently “in desperate need of additional air defense capabilities” as Russia continues to target Ukrainian infrastructure ahead of the fall and winter seasons.