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Ukraine to receive Patriot, we should wait for official information – Air Force

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 13:07
Ukraine to receive Patriot, we should wait for official information – Air Force

Ukraine will receive Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, but it is worth waiting for official information from authorised persons.

Source: Yurii Ihnat, Spokesperson of the Air Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on air of the national 24/7 broadcast; response of the Ministry of National Defence of Poland to the information request of Ukrinform news agency

Quote from Ihnat: "Definitely, the Patriot will be in Ukraine. The decision has been made, and people are learning [how to use these systems – ed.]… When you see that the commander of the Air Force is testing at the wheel of a Patriot, it will definitely be in Ukraine. Or we will announce the first Ruscist plane that will be shot down by a Patriot (they can shoot down targets up to 150 kilometres away)."

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Details: On 7 March, several media outlets, referring to the Spanish media La Razon, which published an interview with Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, wrote that Ukraine had already received the Patriot air defence system.

At the same time, the ministry noted to Ukrinform that the mention in the Spanish edition of the Polish minister's receipt of the Patriot air defence system by Ukraine was apparently due to an error during translation.

In an interview with La Razon, Błaszczak did not say that Ukraine had already received the Patriot air defence system, but claimed that the favourable decision to transfer this air defence system to Kyiv was made thanks to the efforts of Poland, the ministry states.

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