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Germany Commits New Military Aid Package Worth €1.1 Billion to Ukraine

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The RCH 155 self-propelled artillery gun
The RCH 155 self-propelled artillery gun

On February 16, the German government reported sending another batch of military aid to Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during a briefing following the meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the signing of the security guarantees agreement, announced that a new aid package totaling 1.1 billion euros has been allocated.

The list released by the German government mentions the transfer of 18 armored personnel carriers, about 4,000 rounds of 155-mm artillery shells. And also:

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  • 3 WiSENT 1 MC mine clearance vehicles
  • 1 engineering tank Dachs
  • 10 UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Vector
  • 30 UAVs RQ-35 Heidrun
  • 11 UAVs Primoco ONE
  • 7 UAVs Songbird
  • 9 mine-clearing trawls
  • 4 vehicles for border guards
  • 3,990 155mm shells
  • 500 flashlights and computer equipment.

In addition, the German government has updated the list of weapons to be transferred to Ukraine:

  • 2 SKYNEX air defense systems with ammunition
  • IRIS-T SLM/SLS missiles
  • 18 wheeled howitzers RCH 155
  • 18 self-propelled howitzers PzH 2000
  • Over 120,000 122mm artillery ammunition
  • 9 engineering tanks
  • 40 reconnaissance drones VECTOR.

Let us remind that Germany, in total for 2022 and 2023, announced the transfer of arms amounting to 7.4 billion euros, so the package of 1.1 billion euros is indeed a significant contribution from Berlin.

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