Germany delivers Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine

Chris Stern in Berlin and Jessie Gretener in London

Germany has dispatched a Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine, as Kyiv tackles depleted ammunition stocks in a grinding war of attrition against Russian forces.

Updating its list of delivered lethal and non-lethal German military support to Ukraine, the government confirmed that, in the last week, military deliveries included a Patriot missile defense system with missiles, 16 additional Zetros trucks, and two additional border protection vehicles.

The Patriot missile defense system, which is highly effective at intercepting ballistic and cruise missiles, is broadly seen as one of the most advanced and effective air defense systems.

Germany and the US pledged to send Ukraine the advanced long-range air defense system last December, following repeated requests from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Netherlands has also expressed its “intention” of sending Ukraine a Patriot missile defense system.

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