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German Missiles Could Next Shoot Down Aircraft Still in Russian Airspace

Interviewed last night by the second national TV program, “Report from Berlin,” the head of the German Ukraine Situation Center Maj. Gen. Christian Freudig said that in addition to the Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzer and the “Mars-II” rocket launcher, the highly efficient “Patriot” defense system could be used to defend against incoming Russian missiles over Russian territory, before they enter Ukrainian airspace. “It is quite conceivable that the ‘Patriot’ systems could now also be used in the Kharkiv area and over Russia. They are ideally suited to combat the Russian aircraft that can deploy the terrible glide bombs.” The Russian glide bombs are defined as heavy Soviet-era bombs fitted with precision guidance systems and launched from aircraft outside the range of air defenses.