Ukraine is currently conducting negotiations on additional deliveries of Patriot, NASAMS, IRIS-T, and Crotale air defense systems, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said at a briefing on Jan. 4.
The need for anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense equipment and ammunition for it is now “the most urgent,” he said.
“Ukraine needs as many high-tech air defense systems as possible. Therefore, we are negotiating not only new Patriot batteries, but also the supply of new NASAMS, IRIS-T, and Crotale systems. We are thankful to the United States, Germany, Norway, and France for the already authorized decisions, and we are working to speed up similar decisions from them and other countries,” the minister said.
The Patriot batteries were the latest air defense systems that Kyiv and Washington have agreed upon.
Meanwhile, preparations for their shipment to Ukraine are still ongoing.