Ukraine’s air defense has been strengthened: Kyiv received several more launchers for Patriot air defense systems

Ekaterina Prisyazhnyuk18:46, 08/09/231 min.267UPDATED

Ukraine’s air defense was strengthened by Germany.

The German side handed over to the Ukrainian side several more launchers of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.

Kiev received two Patriot air defense systems , the German government said in a statement . 

Air defense systems were transferred to Ukraine as part of a new package of military assistance.It also included:

  • six 8×8 HX81 tractors and five semi-trailers;
  • ten tracked all-terrain vehicles Bandvagn 206;
  • five border guard vehicles;
  • four Vector reconnaissance drones;
  • two loading and unloading machines 8×6;
  • 100 MG5 machine guns;
  • 6,525 155 mm shells;
  • materials for the disposal of explosive objects;
  • 1,163 binoculars;
  • 20 thousand goggles.

In addition, the German side provided 40,000 first aid kits.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. Sending a few to the frontline would be helpful. They would ensure that russia kept their choppers on the ground.

  2. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the receipt of several more launchers of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and spoke about further work to close the sky.

    He said this in his video message on Wednesday, August 9. “Today there is good news from Germany – exactly what we agreed with Olaf Scholz (Chancellor – Ed.). There are additional Patriot installations. Thank you very much, Olaf, to you. To protect our people from Russian terror, this is necessary. Thank you Germany, Chancellor personally for the implementation of this agreement,” the head of state said.

    He added that this would save thousands of Ukrainian lives and bring our country closer to creating a full-fledged air shield. “We work daily, weekly to ensure that our sky defenders have more air defense systems and missiles for them. Tomorrow I will continue this work. I try my best to give greater protection to the sky,” Zelensky said.

    • Ukraine basically needs weapons to attack, not defend. Zelensky promised a full reconquest of all occupied territories. To achieve this goal Ukraine needs to attack.

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