Ukraine will receive additional IRIS-T missiles

Ukraine will receive additional IRIS-T missiles

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Canada will finance the purchase of anti-aircraft missiles for the IRIS-T air defense systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Thus, the country will contribute to the Coalition of Air Defense for Ukraine, which is headed by Germany.

This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of Germany.

On Friday, May 10, Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair and his German counterpart Boris Pistorius in Ottawa signed a corresponding “letter of intent.”

The Government of Canada allocated about 52 million euros, which will be spent to purchase the anti-aircraft missiles, which are necessary to strengthen the air defense of Ukraine.

According to the German Ministry of Defense, missiles for IRIS-T air defense systems will arrive in Ukraine in the coming weeks.

Strengthening of Ukrainian air defense

In early April, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Germany, as leader of the Air Defense Coalition, would seek Patriot air defense systems for Ukraine not only within NATO, but also around the world.

Subsequently, Germany announced the immediate transfer of another Patriot anti-aircraft missile system to Ukraine due to an increase in Russian missile attacks.

This was the third Patriot SAM that Kyiv received from Berlin within the framework of military assistance.

At the end of April, it became known that Spain would transfer missiles to Ukraine for the Patriot air defense system.

In early May, Italian media reported that Italy had been considering transferring to Ukraine an additional battery of the SAMP/T air/missile defense system, which might be included in the new military aid package.

The Air Defense Coalition, which is headed by Germany, aims to quickly supply Ukraine with the air defense systems and missiles for them to protect against the Russian attacks.

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