The German Defense Minister reported on the supply of artillery to Ukraine

German Defense Minister reported on artillery supplies to Ukraine


Germany will supply three Mars II multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) to Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers will begin training in handling them in June, German Defense Minister Kristina Lambrecht said during a speech in the Bundestag, Spiegel reports.

Lambrecht said that on June 22, Ukraine received the first batch of heavy weapons – seven PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers, the Ukrainian military were trained in their use in Germany, Welt points out. The next delivery will be the Mars II MLRS. In addition, the United States and Great Britain will supply seven more artillery pieces.

According to the minister, Germany is also negotiating arms supplies to Ukraine with Poland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia. Lambrecht promised that in the future Berlin will make open a list of all weapons that have been delivered and will be delivered to Kiev.

The Minister expressed confidence that Ukraine will use the military equipment transferred to it by the West only for defense. “We didn’t need to demand [confirmation] of this from Ukraine, they themselves declared it. We have confidence that Ukraine will use weapons only for defense,” Lambrecht said (quoted by Focus).

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba pointed out that the sooner the weapons for the Ukrainian military will be sent, the more help it will provide to the country. “If the weapons are sent later, we will still say thank you, but then a lot will be wasted, a lot of people will die,” he said. Kuleba also said that even if the West stops helping Ukraine with weapons, the country will still defend itself, “fight with shovels”.

The Kremlin noted that “pumping” Ukraine with weapons will not change the parameters of the special operation. “In any case, the goals of the special military operation will be achieved, they will simply cause more suffering to Ukraine, which is just a tool in the hands of those countries that supply [weapons] there,” said Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the President of Russia.

Read on RBC Pro Pro Why Russian oil and gas is still coping with the sanctions pressure Articles Pro The price of “draining” personal data: 4 years in prison and a fine of 1 million rubles Articles Pro Is it worth adopting the strange lifestyle habits of Silicon Valley Articles Pro I work a lot and spend little time with my child. Am I a bad parent? Pro Instructions Like “Indexfear” helps to predict the dynamics of the US market Articles Pro In anticipation of clarity: will warehouse rentals become cheaper in 2022 Articles Pro Should we expect a rush demand for suburban real estate Articles Pro Housing prices are falling around the world. Will the crisis of 2008 repeat Articles Tags Subscribe to RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of broadcasts on our RuTube channel


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *