Thu, 08 Dec 2022

BERLIN, Germany: Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has said that after a stray missile exploded in a town in Poland last week, Germany has offered to send missile defense systems to help Poland secure its airspace.

The incident initially raised fears that the war in Ukraine could spill across the Polish border, and the German government had already said it would offer further help in patrolling Polish airspace with German Eurofighters.

Meanwhile, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that the missile that hit Poland last week, which killed two people, appears to have been Ukrainian, rather than Russian.

The Raytheon Patriot system to be supplied to Poland are also designed to intercept incoming missiles.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, NATO has strengthened air defenses throughout eastern Europe.

Germany currently has 12 Patriot units, with two also being deployed in Slovakia.

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