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Ukraine may receive six additional Patriot systems from partners, says Scholz

Ukraine may receive six additional Patriot systems from partners, says Scholz Photo: Ukraine may receive six more Patriot systems (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Ukraine may receive six more Patriot air defense systems from its North Atlantic Alliance partners, according to the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Scholz said that NATO partners could provide Ukraine with six Patriot systems, in addition to those already transferred by Germany.

"We have already provided two systems, and now we have provided a third, and we are the country that is making the most significant contribution to this cause. 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 numerous Russian attacks.

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

Air defense for Ukraine

Following increased Russian strikes on energy facilities, Ukraine faced the urgent need to increase the number of air defense systems.

Germany promised to help with the search for air defense. In particular, it was decided to transfer an additional Patriot system.

At the same time, the German government sent letters to dozens of countries, urging them to bolster Ukraine's air defense.