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Kyiv announces receipt of new Italian anti-aircraft system

Kyiv announces receipt of new Italian anti-aircraft system

Update on the situation – According to the Ukrainian president, the Italian foreign minister has confirmed that his country will provide a second anti-aircraft defense system.

Italy is preparing to supply Ukraine with a new anti-aircraft defense system. Russia has not ruled out that Russian forces could attack French instructors in Ukraine. Le Figaro Takes the situation of the conflict in Ukraine on Tuesday, June 4.

Kyiv says Ukraine to receive new anti-aircraft system from Italy

Ukraine said on Tuesday that Italy was preparing to supply it with a new anti-aircraft defense system, while Kyiv stepped up its appeals to the West to help strengthen its control of the skies in the face of Russian bombing. “Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani has confirmed that his country will deliver a second SAMP/T air defense system to Ukraine”, the head of the Ukrainian presidential administration assured in the telegram Andriï Iermak. A government source confirmed the announcement to AFP without providing further details.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, his country needs at least seven additional modern anti-aircraft systems, including two to protect the Kharkiv region (northeast), which has been the target of a Russian offensive since May 10. In particular, he calls for powerful American patriot organizations. According to Ukrainian authorities, eight people were wounded in Russian bombings overnight Monday through Tuesday in the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions (in the south-center).

Russia has not ruled out attacking French instructors in Ukraine

The Kremlin on Tuesday did not rule out that Russian forces could attack the French instructors, the deployment of which is currently under discussion between Paris and Kyiv. “No instructor training Ukrainian military personnel is immune” to counter the strikes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It doesn’t matter whether they are French or not”he added.

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