Germany boosts military aid to Ukraine with EUR 1.3 billion package [VIDEO]

Source: Defence Industry Europe

Germany has announced a significant escalation in its military support for Ukraine, with Defence Minister Boris Pistorius confirming a new aid package worth EUR 1.3 billion during his visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. The package includes four additional IRIS-T SLM air defence systems, bolstering Ukraine's capabilities to defend against Russian missile attacks.


To date, Berlin has committed to providing Kyiv with eight IRIS-T SLM air defence systems, three of which have already been delivered. These systems play a crucial role in Ukraine’s defence strategy, primarily used for guarding against Russian missile strikes.



In addition to the air defence units, the aid package will also include 20,000 155mm artillery shells and anti-tank mines. Pistorius shared this information with reporters while alongside his Ukrainian counterpart, Rustem Umerov.

“I am sure this will help you in your fight against the Russian aggression,” Pistorius remarked. “This underlines that we stand with Ukraine sustainably and reliably.”



The latest commitment of artillery shells is in addition to the 140,000 155mm rounds Germany has already pledged to deliver to Ukraine next year. This increase in military aid signifies a deepening of Germany’s commitment to Ukraine in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.

This substantial aid package from Germany is a clear demonstration of its solid and enduring support for Ukraine, as the country continues to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian military actions.



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