BERLIN/WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was in talks with allies to send German Patriot missile defense systems to Ukraine at Poland’s request. This comes after the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, suggested that he might not oppose such a move.
“We are discussing with our allies how to deal with Poland’s offer,” a German government spokesman told reporters in Berlin.
Germany offered Poland to help secure Polish airspace after a missile landed in Poland killing two people last week. Poland’s Defense Minister, Właszczak, has asked Germany to send her to Ukraine instead.
Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels that each country should decide on such a location, taking into account the rules of the country in which it will ultimately be used.
At a press conference in Kaunas, Lithuania on the 25th, Polish President Duda said that the best way to use the Patriots “from a military point of view would be in Ukraine in order to protect Polish territory. However, he added that “the Germany decides” where it will be used.