United to win: Germany to transfer two additional IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine
Germany will hand over two more IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine by the end of the year.
The German Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Jaeger, at the "Formula for Ukraine's Success" forum, stated this, according to Ukrinform.
"Our country's defense industry is also interested in building long-term strategic relations with your country. Our support is mainly directed to the air defense industry – Gepard, IRIS-T, Patriot," said the German diplomat.
He noted that Germany and Ukraine agreed to supply additional Patriot and IRIS-T systems. By the end of the year, it is planned to deliver two more IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine in addition to the three delivered earlier. The diplomat emphasized that this is important for better protecting Ukrainian cities from Russian missiles.
"Also, we are making a significant contribution to strengthening Ukrainian energy systems; in particular, it is about supporting energy capabilities. We consider it very important that this winter pass without blackouts (electricity in Ukraine – ed.)," Jeager emphasized.
Germany has become one of the countries that help Ukraine, providing military, political, and financial support.
Berlin provided several types of artillery, Leopard tanks of older and newer modifications, IRIS-T and Patriot air defense systems, ammunition, vehicles, drones, and other weapons.
The German government announced that it would allocate 200 million euros to Ukraine. The money will be used to rebuild the country.
Germany also recently provided Ukraine with a new package of military aid. It includes components for IRIS-T air defense systems, armored vehicles, and various drones.
In addition, Ukraine will soon receive another Patriot anti-aircraft missile system (SAMS) from Germany. Currently, there are two divisions of this air defense on combat duty.
Germany will also help Ukraine rebuild with the help of centers of excellence. This was stated by the Minister of Education and Scientific Research of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, at an event on the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian-German scientific and technical cooperation in Berlin.