Strengthening Ukraine's air defense high on the agenda, Reznikov says

12 October 2022, 06:24 PM
Reznikov at a meeting in the Rammstein format in Brussels (Photo:Oleksii Reznikov/Twitter)

Reznikov at a meeting in the Rammstein format in Brussels (Photo:Oleksii Reznikov/Twitter)

Strengthening Ukraine's air defense is high on the agenda of a meeting hosted by Brussels in the Ramstein format, where Western allies have gathered to discuss military assistance for Ukraine in its fight against Russia, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov wrote on Twitter.

"Our work begins within the framework of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group Ramstein 6 and the NATO Defense Ministerial. Item #1 on today’s agenda is strengthening Ukraine's air defence," he said.

Also important bilateral meetings will take place, added Reznikov.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders to give Ukraine sufficient air defense capabilities to defend itself against Russian aggression. Ukraine has repeatedly requested an “air shield” to stop Russia.

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Amid Russia's mass missile and air attacks across Ukraine, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced the delivery of IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine within a few days.

U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to provide Ukraine with advanced air defense systems after Russian missiles rained down across the country.

NATO also called straightening Ukraine air defense its top priority.

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