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Ukraine receives third Patriot system from Germany

Ukraine receives third Patriot system from Germany Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The third Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, which was previously announced by the German authorities, has arrived in Ukraine, according to German Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Jaeger.

"The third Patriot air defense system from Germany has already arrived in Ukraine. It will strengthen the protection of the population and infrastructure of the country from airplanes, drones, and missiles," he says.

The Ambassador adds that the Ukrainian crew of the system has completed relevant training in Germany in recent months.

Ukraine needs Patriot systems

Patriot is a powerful air defense missile system that can significantly enhance Ukraine's defense capabilities. It is capable of shooting down ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as aircraft, protecting cities and critical infrastructure.

On June 20, Romania's Supreme Defense Council decided to transfer one Patriot air defense system to Ukraine.

In addition, Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren announced the transfer of another Patriot system to Ukraine.