Pistorius announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine
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Pistorius announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine

Boris Pistorius
Source:  Tagesschau

The head of the German Defense Ministry, Boris Pistorius, announced during his visit to Kyiv that his government would allocate a new package of military aid to Ukraine.

What is known about the new package of military aid to Ukraine from Germany

According to the head of the German Defense Ministry during a meeting with his Ukrainian colleague Rustem Umierov, the new package of aid to Ukraine worth 1.3 billion euros will include 4 IRIS-T air defence systems, 20,000 155-mm projectiles, 8,000 anti-tank mines and other weapons.

This is the fifth such package since last winter. And I am sure that he will help you in your fight against Russian aggression, Pistorius said.

He also denied a shift in the supply of long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine, but noted that next year Germany plans to transfer 140,000 155-mm artillery shells to Ukraine.

At the same time, Rustem Umierov emphasized that negotiations regarding the supply of Taurus missiles are ongoing.

On the Taurus question, I support my colleague. We are working until there is no solution, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine noted.

What else will Ukraine receive in the new aid package from Germany

According to Bild journalists, in the new aid package, Ukraine will also receive 60 high-tech reconnaissance UAVs of various types, as well as more than two dozen radar systems for identifying enemy UAVs.

Over the next year, the federal government intends to produce up to 130,000 NATO-standard artillery shells, and then deliver them to Ukraine. A necessary condition is an appropriate increase in industrial production, the publication says.

This is already the third tranche of IRIS anti-missile defence systems, which Germany promised to deliver to Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Three systems from the first tranche have already been provided; the fourth should arrive this winter. The second tranche of four systems is planned for 2024, and the third for 2025.

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