Scholz promises delivery of air defence systems and ammunition in coming "weeks and months"

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor

© APA | Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor

# 11 June 2024 16:03 (UTC +04:00)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced that Ukraine will receive new air defence systems, including one Patriot air defence system, as well as missiles and ammunition in the coming "weeks and months", APA reports citing European Pravda.

The chancellor noted at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin that a strong and free European Ukraine would "defeat Russian imperialism" and announced the planned arms supplies.

"The most common need of the Ukrainian army now is ammunition and weapons, especially air defence systems. Therefore, in the coming weeks and months, we will supply Ukraine with the third Patriot air defence system, IRIS-T, Gepards, missiles and ammunition,’ Scholz said.

He called on the states present at the conference to support the German initiative to boost Ukraine's air defence capabilities "with everything they can".

In May, Germany announced the start of training for Ukrainian crews on the third Patriot air defence system, which is to be delivered to Kyiv.

It has also headed an initiative to find air defence equipment for Ukraine around the world.

Some states, including the United States and Romania, are considering providing Ukraine with one Patriot battery each, and Italy intends to send a SAMP/T system after the Group of Seven summit in June.

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