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Ambassador expects Germany to send IRIS-T missiles to Ukraine in October.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk June 11, 2022 3:43 PM 1 min read
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Andriy Melnyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, said in an interview with NV, a Ukrainian magazine, that the October deadline is justified because the IRIS-T air defense systems are still being produced. Cutting-edge IRIS-T systems, which are comparable to U.S.-made Patriots, include both surface-to-air and air-to-air versions. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been criticized for blocking and delaying arms supplies to Ukraine, and Germany has not yet supplied any heavy weapons.

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