French defence minister Sébastien Lecornu and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov signed a contract on Wednesday for the delivery of a complete short-range air defence system, including a Ground Master 200 radar, to help protect Ukraine.
The agreement was inked at the Thales site in Limours, south of Paris. It covers providing a command-and-control centre, a radio communications system and air target designators.
In a post on Facebook, Reznikov said two such radars will be sent to Ukraine. “Our skies will be protected from Russia’s deadly attacks.”
The minister emphasized that the protection of Ukraine's airspace was the main topic during the two days of intensive negotiations. "This is a complex issue that includes air defense and missile defense systems, aircraft, radars, personnel training, etc.," he noted.