The Ukrainian Defence Ministry announced on 10 October that members of its military serving in Iraq found three armed French-made mobile anti-aircraft systems near Kut, in predominantly Shia southern Iraq. The weapons were found on vehicles abandoned by Iraqi soldiers after the fall of Saddam Hussein. There has been no confirmation of when the weapons were made. Poland’s Defence Ministry spokesman resigned in early October after he wrongly announced that anti-aircraft missiles that had been made this year in France had been found in Iraq. Paris refuted the claim, saying that no weapons or parts have been supplied to Iraq since 1990.