Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) wants to help Poland with a Patriot defense system after the missile hit. "We offered Poland support in securing the airspace - with our Eurofighters and Patriot air defense systems. We are already in Slovakia with them - we want to extend our presence there until the end of 2023, possibly even beyond that." , said the minister to the Düsseldorf "Rheinische Post" and the Bonn "General-Anzeiger".
Lambrecht said that as a consequence of this event, the alliance had to position itself even better in terms of air defense. This applies in particular to NATO partners such as Poland, Slovakia and the Baltic States, which directly border Russia and Ukraine.