The United States and Russia have closed in on a missile deal to defend their eastern borders, as tensions escalate between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine.
A senior administration official confirmed to ABC News that the U.S. and Russia had agreed on a deal for the delivery of three F-35s and three AGM-114 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
The official said the deal, announced Monday, will be signed later Tuesday.
Russia has repeatedly rejected U.N. sanctions against its annexation of Crimea, which has since been annexed by the Ukrainian government.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that Britain’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Russia was a “political move” that “could easily be reversed.”
The official said both countries would also work together to “de-escalate tensions in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.”
The two countries have also been at odds over Ukraine, which erupted into conflict in 2014 when pro-Russian separatists seized control of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
The Kremlin has denied sending troops to eastern Ukraine and has accused Western nations of arming and training the separatists.
The U.A.E. has also called for the U to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement was reached by U.P. leaders at a summit in Poland in December.