Contents tagged with Patriot

  • Netherlands pledges additional Patriot missile system and forensic aid to Ukraine in show of support

    During a joint briefing with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the Netherlands' Defence Minister Ruben Brekelmans and Foreign Minister Caspar Veldkamp have announced that, alongside their partners, they will provide an additional Patriot missile system to Ukraine to bolster its air defence capabilities.

    "We discussed today how this initiative will be implemented and the anticipated delivery timeline of this system to Ukraine," said Kuleba.

    He also noted that the Netherlands had …

  • Germany delivers third Patriot air defence system to Ukraine

    Germany has delivered its third Patriot air defence system to Ukraine, as confirmed by the German Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Jäger. In a statement on social platform X, he emphasized that the Patriot system will provide crucial protection for Ukrainians and critical infrastructure against Russian air attacks.

    Ambassador Jäger also mentioned that Ukrainian crews have undergone successful training on the Patriot system in Germany. This preparation is vital for the effective deployment and …

  • US announces expedited $2.2 billion air defense boost for Ukraine

    On Wednesday, 3 July, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced during a press briefing that Washington has approved another aid package for Ukraine, which includes missiles for air defence systems, ammunition for HIMARS missile systems, artillery shells, and other supplies.

    The US administration clarified that these weapons are taken from US military stockpiles, ensuring their speedy delivery to Ukraine. The total value of the new military aid package is $150 million. …

  • Romania to supply Patriot air defense system to Ukraine

    The Romanian National Defense Council has decided to supply Ukraine with a Patriot air defense system. 

    "In view of the significant deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine resulting from Russia's continued and massive attacks on civilian populations and infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector, as well as the regional implications of this situation including impacts on Romania's security, the Council members (The Supreme Council of National Defense led by President Klaus …

  • Germany donates a quarter of its Patriot systems to strengthen Ukraine's air defence

    Germany has launched an initiative to strengthen Ukraine's air defence, which has seen some success but still has room for improvement. According to Ukrinform , German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius made the announcement ahead of a meeting of NATO defence ministers.

    "We will deliver a third Patriot system to Ukraine. Thus, Germany is providing Ukraine with a total of three systems... This represents a quarter of our own stocks, so we can't provide any more," said the minister.

    He expressed …

  • Germany grants Ukraine permission to use Patriot missiles against Russian aircraft over Russian territory

    The Ukrainian army may use German-supplied Patriot missiles to shoot down aircraft over Russian territory, said General Christian Freuding, head of the working group coordinating support for Ukraine at the German Ministry of Defense, reports Tagesschau.

    “There is a strong possibility that the Patriot systems can now also be deployed in the Kharkiv region and Russia. They are perfectly suited for countering Russian aircraft that might employ guided bombs,” said the general.

    However, Freuding …

  • USA and Germany warn Ukraine over independent use of Patriot systems, threaten supply cut-off

    According to Bild, the Ukrainian army has used Germany-provided Patriot missile systems independently at least once. This prompted threats from both Germany and the United States directed at Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces reportedly used the German-supplied Patriot system in an autonomous strike. In response, furious calls were made to Kyiv from Berlin and Washington, threatening to halt the supply of anti-aircraft missiles if such an incident recurred. Ukraine is also barred from using …

  • Germany to supply Ukraine with additional Patriot air defense system amid Russian strikes

    Germany has decided to supply Ukraine with an additional Patriot air defense system in order to strengthen the country's defenses against Russia, the German Federal Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, April 13. The anti-aircraft missile system, taken from Bundeswehr reserves, is to be delivered to the Ukrainian side without delay. The decision comes in response to escalated missile and bomb strikes by Russia on Ukrainian territory, the ministry said in a statement.

    "We are doing as much …

  • European Parliament delays EU Council funding over failure to supply Ukraine with Patriot systems

    The European Parliament has postponed a decision on funding for the Council of the European Union due to the failure of EU member states to provide additional Patriot systems to Ukraine, Evropeiska Pravda reports, citing MEPs in attendance.

    Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian Prime Minister from the Renew Europe faction, proposed removing the European Council's budget approval from the agenda until the member states can deliver the seven Patriot systems that Ukraine urgently requires. …

  • Western allies, led by Germany, commit to strengthening Ukraine's air defense with Patriots

    Western allies led by Germany have agreed to bolster Ukraine's air defense by providing additional anti-aircraft systems, including the Patriot system, following a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council in Brussels, according to statements made by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

    "After the Ukraine-NATO Council meeting, where I urged the Alliance countries to immediately provide Ukraine with additional air defense systems, specifically …