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Delivering Air Defence Equipment to Ukraine

A Dutch SHORAD (Short Range Air Defence) missile successfully intercepts a remotely piloted target over Capo San Lorenzo firing range, Sardinia, May 2023 [© Bob Morrison]

Joint Statement by Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA ~ a statement on delivering high priority air defence equipment to Ukraine.

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Press Release, Whitehall / Brussels, 15 June 2023: The Denmark, the Netherlands, and the UK defence ministries and the United States Department of Defense today announced that they are partnering together to deliver high priority air defence equipment to Ukraine, addressing its most urgent air defence requirements as Russia continues its brazen missile and drone attacks against Ukrainian cities.

The initiative will deliver hundreds of short and medium range air defence missiles and associated systems required to protect Ukraine’s critical national infrastructure and further ensure the success of counter-offensive operations in coming months. Delivery of the equipment has already begun and should be complete within several weeks.

The initiative was announced ahead of the June 15, 2023 meeting of the US-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) in Brussels, Belgium. The UDCG brings together some 50 nations providing a variety of military support to Ukraine.

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