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20 Mar 2024

Germany promises Ukraine €500M more in military aid: Politico

Germany promises Ukraine €500M more in military aid: Politico
Source: Bundeswehr- German Armed Forces
Originally Posted on Politico - By Joshua Posaner and Laura Kayali

Germany is sending a further €500 million in military aid to Ukraine including thousands of rounds of ammunition, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on the sidelines of a meeting of Kyiv's allies today.

The fresh donations will include 10,000 artillery shells from the Bundeswehr's own standing stocks, with deliveries starting "immediately" Pistorius said; armored and transport vehicles are also included.

"We have once again put together an aid package worth almost half a billion euros," Pistorius told reporters at the 20th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base that coordinates military aid donations to Kyiv.

"We are grateful to our German friends for their steadfast support! Together, to victory!" tweeted Ukraine's defense ministry.

Pistorius also said he had spoken with his counterpart from the Czech Republic over the scale of Germany's participation in Prague's joint procurement initiative aimed at buying 800,000 artillery shells outside the EU. He added that Berlin would help pay for 180,000 rounds.

Germany has already committed to provide €7 billion in military aid to Ukraine this year.

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