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Missiles for Patriot, artillery, and ammunition: Spain to send military aid to Ukraine

Missiles for Patriot, artillery, and ammunition: Spain to send military aid to Ukraine Photo: Spanish Minister of Defense Margarita Robles (Getty Images)

Spain will send Patriot missiles to Ukraine, which will soon arrive at the logistics base, according to a statement from the Spanish Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles.

According to Robles, the Patriot missiles will arrive at the logistics base within four days. However, she did not specify the exact quantity of missiles to be provided to Ukraine.

Robles also mentioned that Spain recently sent medical kits and individual combat kits to Ukraine. Additionally, Ukraine received a new batch of large-caliber artillery ammunition. Spain will soon supply 155mm and 120mm ammunition to Ukraine.

In the next two months, Spanish assistance will include:

  • Light and heavy machine guns
  • Protected wheeled logistics vehicles
  • Infantry fighting vehicles
  • Anti-tank weapons
  • Field artillery howitzers

Following these deliveries, various air defense surveillance systems and remote weapon stations to protect against drones will be supplied.

The Spanish Minister of Defense mentioned that the preparation of new Leopard tanks for transfer to Ukraine is proceeding according to plan, and the first units will be ready by the end of June.

Patriot for Ukraine

At the beginning of spring 2024, Russia intensified missile and drone attacks on Ukrainian territory. Due to delays in assistance from the United States, Ukraine faced the issue of depletion of its air defense systems.

Specifically, there were discussions about Patriot missiles and the systems themselves. During one of his addresses, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that about 25 Patriots were needed to fully close Ukraine's skies from Russian attacks. Germany volunteered to assist in finding them, and later the German government announced the transfer of one such system to Ukraine.

On April 26, another meeting was held in the Ramstein format during which several countries announced their military assistance to Ukraine. In particular, the United States allocated a $6 billion military aid package to Ukraine.