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Makeev calls on Germany to provide more air defense systems

May 1, 2023

Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeev has called on Berlin to continue supplying weapons amid the expected counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

This was reported by Bild.

Makeev said that Ukraine would soon need more anti-aircraft systems.

"Anti-aircraft systems such as IRIS-T SLM, Patriot, and Gepard are extremely necessary," Makeev said, adding that armored vehicles, tanks, and artillery systems are also needed for the offensive.


"The more professionally equipped the Ukrainian army is, the more civilians will be saved and the faster the Russian army will be pushed out of the occupied territories," the ambassador said.

This week, Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said that his successor, Ambassador Oleksiy Makeyev, could do more to pressure the German government for military aid.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/05/2023

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