(Berlin) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday urged Western allies to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense, which sorely needs it in the face of Russian shelling, during an international conference in Berlin in the presence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“What the Ukrainian army needs most today are ammunition and weapons, particularly for air defense,” he said, recalling in particular that Berlin has decided to deliver a third anti-aircraft defense system Patriot. “I would like to ask everyone here today to support our Ukrainian air defense initiative with everything possible,” he said.