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Germany Announced Deliveries for Ukraine 100 Tanks from Greece and Slovakia

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Cyprus T-80U/Photo from open sources
Cyprus T-80U/Photo from open sources

Germany announces more weapons deliveries for Ukraine and says NATO needs to fill “gaps in defense”

As CNN report, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht while visiting German troops deployed in Lithuania, said that NATO needs to work on strengthening its defense.

“We live in serious times, and in such times, it is also important to know where we have gaps in defense. The air defense is one such area where it is urgent to act,” Lambrecht said while visiting German troops deployed in Lithuania.

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German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht
German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht

Facing an increased security threat, Germany will also create a new armored infantry brigade that could be quickly deployed to Lithuania in times of need, Lambrecht added.

Besides, she announced new deliveries of weapons to Ukraine, in particular IRIS-T air defense systems and 100 tanks from Greece and Slovakia

As Defense Express informed Ukraine will receive four IRIS-T air defense systems, the first batch will be handed over by the end of this year and the second - at the beginning of 2023.

Greece, which, along with its NATO allies, has sided with Ukraine in the war with Russia, announced in September it would send an additional forty of its Soviet-built BMP-1 IFVs to Ukraine.

Slovakian T-72 MBT
Slovakian T-72 MBT

The announcement was made after Athens reached a deal with Germany according to which it would receive the same number of the more modern forty Marder IFVs from Berlin.

The agreement between Greek National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his German counterpart Christine Lambrecht follows the decision of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to support Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s continued aggression.

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