As Ukrinform repots, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated this in a speech at the opening of the 5th German-Ukrainian Business Forum on the reconstruction of Ukraine in Berlin on Monday, October 24.
"We support your country politically, financially, economically, humanitarianly, and with weapons. Yes, we are also talking about this at the economic conference. [...] Russia's attacks on civilian infrastructure show that everything must be done to rebuild and protect Ukrainian cities, villages, bridges, streets and railroad tracks. Therefore, I am very glad that our anti-aircraft missile systems and anti-aircraft self-propelled units, and now also IRIS-T, are in Ukraine. [...] This [IRIS-T] system can protect a large city. We will deliver three more such systems to Ukraine as soon as possible," Olaf Scholz said.
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German Chancellor also said that Germany, together with its partners, would support Ukraine for as long as it takes.
"This applies to wartime as well as reconstruction. You can rely on Germany, the EU and other friends in the world," he stated.
As Defense Express reported, Germany provided Ukraine with the first (out of four) IRIS-T SLM air defense complex. The transmission took place on October 11 near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Later a representative of the Ukrainian Air Force stated that the first of the four IRIS-T air defense systems was already set on combat duty in the South of Ukraine. We also wrote that Ukraine Received the Advanced TRML-4D Radar for Its IRIS-T Air Defense System as well as Got Another Package of Military Aid From Germany.
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