Latvia to transfer all its Stinger missile systems to Ukraine

22 April, 12:00 PM
Flag of Latvia (Photo:jorono / pixabay)

Flag of Latvia (Photo:jorono / pixabay)

Latvia has pledged to transfer all its portable Stinger missile systems to Ukraine, Latvia’s LSM reported on April 22, citing a statement by the Minister of Defense, Inara Murniece, at a Ramstein format meeting.

“Latvia responded to Ukraine’s request for air defense systems and has decided to transfer all Stinger air defense systems that we have to Ukraine. We will do our best to deliver them as soon as possible,” said Murniece.

She also noted that “all Stinger systems that we have sent to the front in Ukraine are intended not only for Ukraine’s freedom, but also for Latvia’s security.”

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The defense minister noted that this does not mean that Latvia will be left without portable air defense systems. “Instead, we will have more modern RBS systems, whose trajectory can even be changed after firing,” she added.

Another Ramstein format meeting was held on April 21, where assistance to Ukraine was discussed.

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