The Netherlands plans to hitch the US and Germany in sending a Patriot missile protection system to Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte mentioned throughout a gathering with US President Joe Biden on the White Home on Tuesday.
“We’ve got the intention to hitch what you might be doing with Germany on the Patriots mission, so the air protection system. I believe that’s vital that we be a part of that,” Rutte mentioned, including that he’s already mentioned the difficulty with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We will by no means settle for that Putin and Russia get away with it this, so our accountability to take them to courtroom, to ensure that this all will get performed,” Rutte mentioned.
A Dutch protection ministry spokesperson declined to remark past Rutte’s assertion.
Biden and Rutte “reaffirmed the historic ties and shared values that hyperlink” the US and the Netherlands after they met Tuesday, the White Home mentioned, in a readout of the assembly.
The 2 leaders, “reviewed our steadfast political, safety, financial, and humanitarian help for Ukraine within the face of Russia’s brutal battle of aggression, together with our efforts to carry Russia accountable for its abuses and for the battle crimes dedicated by Russian forces,” in line with the readout. In addition they mentioned “rising cooperation on different overseas coverage priorities, together with our shared imaginative and prescient for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
Extra on the missile system: The Patriot’s radar system combines “surveillance, monitoring, and engagement capabilities in a single unit,” an outline from the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) says, which makes it stand out amongst different air protection methods. The system’s engagements with incoming aerial threats are “almost autonomous” apart from needing a “closing launch determination” from the people working it. The Patriot — an acronym for Phased Array Monitoring Radar for intercept on Goal — system is taken into account probably the most succesful long-range air protection methods in the marketplace.
CNN’s Haley Britzky contributed reporting to this put up.