Polish defense minister asks Germany to send Patriot systems to Ukraine

24 November, 12:03 PM
Patriot air defense systems (Photo:Хижників Савелій/Wikipedia)

Patriot air defense systems (Photo:Хижників Савелій/Wikipedia)

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has asked Germany to send Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine instead of his country, the minister wrote on Twitter on Nov. 23.

“After another Russian missile strike, I asked Germany to transfer the Patriot systems offered to Poland to Ukraine and deploy them on its western border,” he tweeted.

According to Błaszczak, this will protect Ukraine from further deaths and power outages, as well as increasing Poland’s security near its eastern border.

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Germany offered to supply Poland with the Patriot systems after a missile incident near the border with Ukraine.

On Nov. 15, Russia launched the most massive missile and drone strike since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In total, over 90 missiles were launched, of which 77 were reportedly downed by Ukraine’s Air Defense Forces.

On the same day, two missiles reportedly fell in Poland’s Przewodów, Lublin district, approximately seven kilometers from the Ukrainian border. Two people were killed in the incident.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said that there were no indications that the missile strike had been a deliberate attack on Polish territory, and that the missile could have been fired by Ukrainian air defenses.

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