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Romania approves transfer of Patriot air defense system to Ukraine

20 June, 2024 Thursday
17:06

Romania will transfer the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine. The decision was made on June 20 at a meeting of the country's Supreme Defense Council

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This is reported on the website of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

"Given the significant deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine as a result of Russia's constant and massive attacks on civilians and infrastructure, especially energy, and the regional implications of this situation, including for Romania's security, in close coordination with Allies, the Council members decided to transfer the Patriot system to Ukraine," the statement says.

It is noted that this transfer is subject to Romania continuing negotiations with Allies to obtain a similar or equivalent system to protect national airspace, modernise the Romanian army and ensure interoperability with NATO's system.

"Romania's position is and will remain unequivocal in its multidimensional support for Ukraine, together with the international community, in its legitimate right to self-defence in the face of illegal and unprovoked Russian aggression," President Iohannis' press service added.

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