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Ukraine to receive air defense system that Bundeswehr doesn't have - German ambassador

28 September, 2022 Wednesday
20:33

IRIS-T air defense systems are being manufactured specifically for Ukraine. The first delivery is likely to be made in October, and the second - by year-end.

German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen said this in an interview with European Pravda. 

"The Bundeswehr doesn't have them. I don't know if I'm answering correctly, but we are inside NATO and air defenses seem to be all around us. When I was in Poland, I saw all these Patriots and others, but in Germany I have never seen them," Feldhusen said. 

According to her, the first system will probably be delivered in October, the second - by the end of the year, and two more next year.

"They are being produced now and I really hope that the second one will be by the end of the year, and the rest next year. It does not depend on political will, the decision has been clearly made there. These are the latest systems, but the supply chain for production is complicated," the ambassador said.

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