Ukraine looking to procure Soviet-era S-300 missiles

1 December 2022, 09:36 PM
Oleksii Reznikov (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Oleksii Reznikov (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Kyiv is currently negotiating the transfer of Soviet-era S-300 anti-air missiles from countries that still have them in service or in cold storage, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine on Dec. 1.

According to him, S-300 missiles remain a capable and effective air defense measure.

“The fact is that we don’t manufacture S-300 missiles in Ukraine, so we have to rely on stockpiles,” said Reznikov.

 “We are negotiating with defense ministers of all the countries that also have S-300s in service, on the possibility of replenishing our stock of missiles using their warehouses and arsenals.”

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Reznikov stated that Ukraine’s focus remains on bolstering its air defenses and artillery capabilities.

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