Lambrecht in Odessa: Modern air defence system will be delivered quickly


During a visit to Odessa, Germany’s Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht has promised Ukraine that the state-of-the-art Iris-T SLM air defence system will be delivered within a matter of days.

On Saturday afternoon, Lambrecht herself had to temporarily seek refuge in a bunker when an air-raid warning was sounded. Lambrecht said it was important to “continue to support Ukrainian air defence with Iris-T, this state-of-the-art new system. But also with defence drones”.

The defence minister had announced at a meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov that the system should arrive in a few days’ time to support Ukraine’s campaign to repel Russia. Lambrecht had arrived in Ukraine on Saturday afternoon for a first visit since the start of the Russian war of aggression a good seven months ago, a trip that had been kept secret until the evening for security reasons.



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