Latvia will give all Stinger missiles to Ukraine

Latvian Defense Minister Inara Murniece attended the Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting held at Ramstein airbase in Germany yesterday.

In a statement after the meeting, Minister Inara Murniece stated that they will send all their Stinger air defense missile systems to Ukraine.

“We will do everything we can to transfer them as soon as possible,” Murniece said.

Murniece stated that the Latvian army will not be defenseless and that the Swedish-made RBS-70 air defense systems will continue to serve in the army.

Emphasizing that they will continue to train Ukrainian soldiers, Murniece noted that they plan to train twice as many soldiers compared to 2022.

On the other hand, Latvia, which delivered its first Stinger air defense missiles to Ukraine on February 23, 2022, one day before Russia’s attack on Ukraine, sent helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, anti-tank weapons and a large number of ammunition in the following months.

Ukraine’s air defense power was discussed The Ukrainian Defense Contact Group met in Ramstein, Germany yesterday.

The group, which includes more than 40 countries, meets regularly to coordinate military aid to Ukraine.

In a statement after the meeting, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Baszczak stated that the talks were about Ukraine’s military potential and said, “We discussed how we can support Ukraine in the most effective way. We talked about air defense systems, which is Ukraine’s biggest problem these days, and I would like to state that Poland supports Ukraine in this regard,” he said.

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