Berlin announces new military aid package for Ukraine worth 1.3 billion euros

KYIV: Germany will help Ukraine with one other army assist package deal price 1.3 billion euros ($1.42 billion) that can embrace 4 further IRIS-T air defence items, Defence Minister Boris Pistorius stated in Kyiv on Tuesday.
Thus far, Berlin has pledged to produce Kyiv with eight IRIS-T methods, three of which have been delivered. Ukraine makes use of them primarily to protect in opposition to Russian missile assaults.
The help package deal can even comprise 20,000 155mm artillery shells in addition to anti-tank mines, Pistorius advised reporters, talking alongside his Ukrainian counterpart Rustem Umerov.
“I’m certain this can aid you in your combat in opposition to the Russian aggression,” he stated. “This underlines that we stand with Ukraine sustainably and reliably.”
The artillery shells come on prime of 140,000 155mm rounds Germany has pledged to ship subsequent yr, Pistorius famous.
($1 = 0.9168 euros)

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