According to comments made by German Defensive Minister Christine Lambrecht and published in German newspapers on Monday, Germany has volunteered to assist Poland in defending its airspace with Eurofighters and Patriot defense systems.
She told the Rheinische Post and General-Anzeiger newspapers that “we have to position ourselves in the alliance even better in terms of air defense” and that this applies particularly to Poland, Slovakia, and the Baltic nations.
According to Lambrecht, Germany already has these air defense weapons in Slovakia and wants to keep them there through 2023 or even longer.
Additional Patriot missiles from Germany were accepted “satisfactorily,” according to Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, who will place them near Poland’s border with Ukraine.
He tweeted that he would bring up the location for the Patriot missile reinforcement during a phone call with the German side on Monday.
There is already a U.S. deployment in Poland. Patriot weapons.
Two Poles were killed on Tuesday when a missile struck a grain storage facility in the village of Przewodow, which is only six kilometers (four miles) from the Ukrainian border and was the target of a strong Russian missile attack that day.
According to the West’s representatives, a Ukrainian air defense missile appeared to err and landed in Poland.
Despite admitting that Russia did not launch the missile, NATO, the U.S., and Poland claim they still hold Russia ultimately responsible for the invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent onslaught.
German troops have recently been present on Polish soil as part of NATO exercises, which attests to the good relations and trust the neighboring countries have built up after overcoming their dramatic history, which included the invasion by Nazi German troops and the brutal occupation of Poland during World War II.