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Ukraine Requests ‘Patriot’ Systems from S. Korea

Thu 28 Mar 2024 | 11:38 AM
Israa Farhan

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has requested the United States-made "Patriot" air defense systems from South Korea for his country.

During a press conference in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday, Kuleba stated, "As far as I know, South Korea uses 'Patriot' air defense systems. This is a non-lethal weapon because it shoots down missiles without killing anyone."

He continued, "Therefore, I would like to seize the opportunity and call on the South Korean government to explore the possibility of delivering 'Patriot' systems to Ukraine and other missile defense systems."

It is worth noting that South Korea has provided humanitarian and financial aid to Ukraine, as well as military equipment, but has refused to supply lethal weapons and ammunition.

Earlier, Ukrainian officials mentioned that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are facing a shortage of ammunition for air defense systems and are discussing supply issues with Western partners.

On March 25, Foreign Minister Kuleba stated that Western countries do not intend to provide Ukraine with additional "Patriot" systems, but they are ready to provide missiles for other types of air defense systems.