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Ukraine will receive three more Patriots: PM Shmyhal names donor countries

28 June, 2024 Friday
20:25

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has announced the delivery of three Patriot air defence systems to Ukraine from Romania, Germany and the Netherlands, with several other countries providing additional missiles to them

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He announced during the United News telethon.

"Italy will provide us with the second SAMP-T system, which is effective and capable of intercepting ballistic missiles. Romania and Germany will provide one Patriot system each. Germany will also provide IRIS-T and Gepard systems," the Prime Minister said.

He noted that the United States has already given Ukraine priority in the supply of missiles for Patriot and NASAMS.

According to him, the Netherlands will provide another Patriot system.

"Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway are providing additional missiles for the Patriot system - it is critical to have a stock of missiles. Spain will also provide such missiles separately," Shmyhal said.

In addition, according to the head of the Ukrainian government, Sweden will provide two radar surveillance aircraft to strengthen Ukrainian air defense.

"We will be able to see not only the territory of Ukraine, but also the enemy's territory on the approach. And air defense will be able to better prepare for enemy missile and drone attacks," he concluded.

  • On 27 June, it became known that the United States and Israel are negotiating with Ukraine to provide it with up to 8 Patriot air defence systems to protect it from Russian attacks.
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