NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on October 12, 2022, that the supply of air defense systems for Ukraine would be the main topic at the meeting of defense ministers of NATO countries and the Ramstein coalition.
“We will address how to ramp up support for Ukraine and the top priority will be more air defence for Ukraine. Such systems were expected to be a central topic of a meeting of US and allied defense ministers on Wednesday in Brussels,” Stoltenberg said.
According to NATO Secretary-General, Ukraine needs more different types of systems to protect its skies.
“These air defense systems are making a difference because many of the incoming missiles were actually shot down by Ukrainian air defense systems provided by NATO allies.”
Earlier, it was noted that Washington is working on accelerated delivery of NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine. Ukraine also received the first IRIS-T air defense system from Germany.
Andriy Yermak, head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine quickly responded to Stoltenberg’s statement. He wrote on his Telegram that “this is a very correct focus of attention – we must close the sky from the Russian terrorist threat in order to preserve life.”