Polish News Agency
November 25, 2022

Nato chief says Patriots needed in both Poland and Ukraine

Air-defence systems such as the US-made Patriot are needed both in Poland and in Ukraine, Nato secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday in an interview for US news channel CNN.

“We need both,” Stoltenberg said when asked if Patriot batteries offered to Poland by Germany should be deployed in Poland or Ukraine. “We need both increased air defence of our Nato allies in the east, in the Baltic countries, Poland, Romania. But also we need more air defence in Ukraine, that’s obvious.”

Stoltenberg also said Nato countries should “further step up” in their support for Ukraine.


Polish News Agency
November 25, 2022

German Patriots should be in Ukraine says president

The Patriot missiles offered to Poland by Germany should be sent to Ukraine because it makes sense from a miltary point of view, Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said on Friday.

On Sunday, Germany offered Poland several batteries from its Patriot missile defence system….

But Poland has responded by suggesting Germany give the system to Ukraine.

“From a military point of view it would be best to place the Patriot batteries in Ukraine, at a certain distance from the Polish border,” said Duda.