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Germany announces EUR 700 million package of military support for Ukraine

By Defence Industry Europe

The German government has approved a military aid package worth EUR 700 million for Ukraine, as announced by the defence ministry on the first day of the NATO summit in Vilnius.

The comprehensive package includes various military equipment and ammunition that will bolster Ukraine’s defence capabilities. Among the items provided are two Patriot launchers from the Bundeswehr stock, 40 additional Marder infantry fighting vehicles, 25 additional Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks, and five Bergepanzer 2 tanks, according to the defence ministry.

Additionally, the aid package includes 20,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and 5,000 rounds of 155mm smoke ammunition, which will further support Ukraine’s artillery capabilities.




In a statement, Defence Minister Boris Pistorius emphasized that the aid package aligns with Ukraine’s priorities, particularly in the areas of air defence, tanks, and artillery. Pistorius described the contribution as a significant step toward strengthening Ukraine’s sustainability.

Germany’s commitment to supporting Ukraine comes at a crucial time, with ongoing tensions in the region. The aid package signifies Germany’s dedication to fostering security and stability in the face of evolving security challenges.

The announcement of this military aid package during the NATO summit reflects the collective efforts of member countries to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and reinforce their commitment to the alliance’s shared values of peace, security, and cooperation.




The implementation of the aid package will further enhance Ukraine’s defence capabilities, allowing the country to better protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The German government’s support for Ukraine underscores the importance of international cooperation and partnership in addressing regional security concerns and promoting stability in Eastern Europe.

 

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