Ukraine looking to procure Soviet-era S-300 missiles
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.”
Reznikov stated that Ukraine’s focus remains on bolstering its air defenses and artillery capabilities.
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