"We already have this practice": the Air Force confirms that Ukraine leases air defense systems
Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said that Ukraine has long been leasing air defense systems. This is normal, as even allied states are primarily concerned about their own security, so no one is obliged to give us air defense systems back irrevocably.
The military spoke with these words on the air of the UA Razom telethon. At the same time, he did not name the countries with which Kyiv concludes such lease agreements, as this is a rather sensitive topic.
"We already have this practice. It is clear that every country cares about its own defense first and foremost. No one is going to give us their air defense systems for free. Why is it taking so long to supply air defense, why is it dosed? Because there is not enough of it in the world to give it away on a regular basis," Ihnat said.
He emphasized that as the heating season approaches, the availability of air defense systems is extremely important for Ukraine. It is not only about the systems themselves, but also about ammunition and missiles.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, the Russian army is stockpiling missiles for further attacks in the winter. This is evidenced by the recent increase in attacks on Ukrainian territory, mostly by drones.
"Port infrastructure and the agricultural sector were targeted. It is also clear that the enemy will try to hit military facilities with drones. We won't go into details about today's attack or yesterday's. But the enemy has a list of priority targets that it will add to its strategic plan," Ihnat says.
According to him, the enemy will rely on shelling energy facilities and the energy and fuel sector in general at the beginning of the heating season. In addition, the occupation forces will try to attack Ukraine's strategic facilities and critical infrastructure with missiles and kamikaze drones.