According to the news of the German News Agency DPA, which is based on the Ministry of Defense, it is stated that Germany will provide an additional 20 Marder type armored combat vehicles, 30 Leopard-1 battle tanks and 4 Iris-T-SLM air defense systems to Ukraine.
It was stated in the news that the 2.7 billion euro worth of weapons and ammunition to be given to Ukraine will be the biggest support that Germany has provided since the start of the Russia-Ukraine War. Germany has provided arms support of 2.75 billion euros to date.
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius emphasized once again that the military supplies to be sent show that his country is serious in providing support, “Everyone wants the terrible war waged by Russia against the Ukrainian people, which is against international law, to end as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is not yet in sight. That’s why Germany will do whatever it can to help as long as it’s necessary, no matter how long it takes,” he said.
Germany has so far sent 18 Leopard-2 tanks, 40 Marder type armored combat vehicles, 34 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks, 2 armored rescue vehicles, 2 Wisent mine clearance tanks, 2 Iris air defense systems and Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine.
Apart from these, 18 wheeled howitzers, artillery ammunition, guided missiles for air defense systems, 4 Iris fire units for air defense and 12 Iris launchers were delivered.