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Ukraine may get seven more Patriot systems from Germany and partners - Scholz

18 April, 2024 Thursday
21:18

Ukraine may receive six more Patriot air defense systems from its NATO partners and one more from Germany

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This was stated by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the press service of the European Commission reports.

The German Chancellor said that NATO partners could supply six Patriot systems to Ukraine, in addition to the one already provided by Germany.

"We have already provided two systems, and now we have announced the third, and we are the country that makes the most significant contribution to this. The last, third system that we have announced, which will be transferred to Ukraine and will be used there, is also our call to other countries to make similar decisions," Scholz said.

According to the Chancellor, the Alliance has made it clear that systems available in NATO countries can be transferred to enable Ukraine to better defend itself against multiple Russian attacks.

"And I would like to repeat that call and deepen it once again. We have heard about seven additional systems. One of them is ours. We still hope to find six more in the context of NATO, and I have again used this opportunity in many talks to convey this message," he stressed.

  • On April 13, Germany said it would provide Ukraine with another Patriot system.
  • On April 17, the German government launched an initiative to search for and provide Ukraine with additional air defense equipment.
  • On April 18, Helmut Rauch, CEO of the defense company Diehl Defence, announced the supply of an additional Iris-T air defense system to Ukraine.
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