The German government gave Poland the opportunity this Monday to supply Poland with a Patriot air defense system following a missile crash on Polish soil that killed two people last week.
🇧🇷We offer to help Poland keep its airspace safe with our Eurofighter (aircraft) and Patriot air defense systems, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said in an interview with the daily Rheinische Post.
Last week, two people were killed by a rocket that hit the Polish village of Przewodov near the Ukrainian border in an explosion that Warsaw and NATO say was likely caused by a Ukrainian defensive missile.
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Germany has already offered support to Poland in the form of air patrols.
“I welcome the German offer”- Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak replied on Twitter about the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile system.
“In today’s telephone conversation with the German authorities, I will propose that the system be parked near the border with Ukraine,” he added.
German Patriot anti-aircraft units are already deployed in Slovakia. Berlin intends to keep them there “until the end of 2023 and potentially even longer,” the German defense minister also put forward today.