Romania will decide today whether to send the Patriot system to Ukraine

Patriot Missile System / Photo: EPA-EFE / ATEF SAFADI

The Supreme National Defense Council of Romania will meet today under the leadership of President Klaus Iohannis, and among the topics on the agenda is an analysis of the possibility of Romania providing Ukraine with the "Patriot" anti-aircraft defense system.

At a meeting in May, Romania's Iohannis assured US President Joe Biden that Romania would find a solution to provide one Patriot system to Ukraine. At the same time, Iohannis stressed that the issue should be discussed by the Supreme Council of National Defense and let's see what the country will get in return, because "it is unacceptable for Romania to remain without air defense."

Last week, Romania put into service the second Patriot missile system out of a total of seven complexes for which the country signed a contract in 2017 with US arms manufacturer Raytheon worth $3,9 billion.

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