US Patriot missiles have arrived in Ukraine Wednesday, part of the $325 million tranche of artillery, anti-armor weapons, and other military aid for the embattled country as it gears up for a spring offensive against Russian troops.

As the United States’ 36th security package for Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February 2022, this brings more than $35.4 billion in US military aid to the Kyiv government on its completion.

Today, our beautiful Ukrainian sky becomes more secure because Patriot air defense systems have arrived in Ukraine.Our air defenders have mastered them as fast as they could.”

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Rezninov tweeted yesterday, showing his appreciation to the US government, extending his “thank yous” to Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and “the American people.”