Ukraine issued an air alert on Monday morning over dozens of Russian rocket attacks in numerous regions across the country. However, most of the missiles were intercepted by the German Iris-T air defense system.
Russia launched another massive rocket attack on Ukrainian power plants on Monday. The Russian Defense Ministry said that Ukrainian military facilities were also hit with rockets from bombers from the air and from warships. “The goals of the strikes were achieved. All targeted objects were hit,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in Moscow on Monday. Ukraine issued an air alert on Monday morning over dozens of Russian rocket attacks in numerous regions across the country.
However, according to Ukrainian sources, most of the missiles were intercepted. This was announced by Kyiv. The Iris-T air defense system from Germany was also used, which destroyed 100 percent of the targets. “Today’s attacks on Ukraine could only be prevented thanks to German missile defense,” Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko wrote on Twitter.
And further: “We thank the German government and especially Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Defense Minister Lambrecht for this help, which saves lives every day!” At the same time, Ukraine called for more such systems.
Selenskyj also praised the Iris-T in a telephone call with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) on Monday. According to Selenskyj, further options were discussed for Germany to support Ukraine. Above all, it is about the renewal of the Ukrainian infrastructure after the Russian air raids. “We have to put up an air defense shield over Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said on Twitter.
According to the government, Scholz said Germany would provide political, financial and humanitarian support to Ukraine in defending its sovereignty, “including arms deliveries”. A spokesman said the Chancellor had condemned the “continued targeted shelling” of civilian infrastructure by the Russian armed forces. Scholz and Selenskyj had called for the grain agreement under UN aegis not to be jeopardized in order not to further burden the global food situation.