Ukrainians will quickly learn to work with Patriot, Germany's decision

Ukrainians will quickly learn to work with Patriot, Germany’s decision

Protection of NATO airspace should also be carried out from the Ukrainian side, the Ministry of Defense of Poland emphasized.

The decision to provide Patriot systems to Ukraine should be made by Germany / photo REUTERS The decision to provide Patriot systems to Ukraine should be made by Germany / photo REUTERS

The Ukrainian military can learn to use the Patriot anti-missile defense system in a very short time, but for now everything depends on Germany’s decision.

According to Deputy Minister of National Defense of Poland Wojciech Skurkiewicz, the training will take up to two months, reports PAP.

He emphasized that the main issue for Poland is the strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank.

“In our actions, we also strive to maximally support the work of the Ukrainian army,” Skurkevich noted and added that the protection of NATO’s airspace should also be carried out from the Ukrainian side.

“The Ukrainian side is capable of taking the Patriot. I am convinced that it will take very little time for the Ukrainian side to adapt this weapon and learn to operate it,” Skurkevich said.

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As UNIAN reported, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht offered to transfer the Patriot anti-missile defense system to Poland to protect its airspace. In Poland, they agreed to the German government’s proposal and noted that Warsaw wants to place this system on the border with Ukraine.

Subsequently, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak offered Germany to hand over the batteries of the Patriot system promised to Poland to Ukraine. “This will protect Ukraine from further victims and blackouts and increase security on our eastern border,” he emphasized. The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki also supported the idea.

The head of Poland’s ruling “Law and Justice” party, Yaroslav Kaczyński, also stated that the transfer of the Patriot system by Germany to Ukraine, not Poland, would be a better decision, including for the security of his country. According to him, such a step would protect Poland from such events as in Perevodów, where a rocket fell.

Meanwhile, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht advocated the discussion by NATO member states of the possibility of transferring Patriot air defense systems, promised by Berlin to Poland, directly to Ukraine. However, Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the decision on whether to send Patriot systems to Ukraine does not require NATO approval and should be made by individual countries.

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