BERLIN - The German government is not in talks with Ukraine about the transfer or deployment of Patriot air defence systems there, said a German government spokesperson on Friday.

Germany last month offered Poland the Patriot system to help secure its airspace after a stray missile crashed and killed two people in Poland. Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak later asked Germany to send the fire units to Ukraine instead.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke, Writing by Miranda Murray, Editing by Rachel More)