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Germany called for the defense of Ukraine's skies from NATO territory

May 18, 2024

This was stated by SPD defense expert Joe Weingarten in an interview with Spiegel on Saturday, May 18.

"In the current military situation, I consider it necessary and responsible to deploy German anti-aircraft missile troops on NATO territory on the border with Ukraine in order to protect the airspace over western Ukraine - for example, with Patriot systems," he said

Patriot SAM (Photo:Wikipedia)

The SPD member of the Bundestag's defense committee also said that Germany should "do everything possible to enable Ukraine to counter Russian attacks".

The publication notes that if Patriot SAMs, which are stationed in Rzeszów, Poland, were moved directly to the border with Ukraine, they could make a potentially important contribution to the defense of western Ukraine

"Any direct intervention in hostilities effectively turns third countries into belligerents ... For Germany, this is out of the question," the politician said.

Author - Ihor Lontkivskyi 18.05.24

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