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Ukraine. Germany announces another 400 million euros in military aid

The German Defense Minister said that this new aid package includes different types of ammunition because it is “what Ukraine needs most.” “The government has not yet decided whether to send Taurus missiles.”

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Germany will provide Ukraine with a new military aid package worth 400 million euros, but has not yet decided on the delivery of the long-range Taurus missiles requested by Kiev, the Government announced this Monday.

On the eve of a meeting of Ukraine’s allies that will take place in Germany, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius stated that this new aid package includes different types of ammunition, because it is “what Ukraine needs most.”

The government has not yet decided whether to send Taurus cruise missiles,” the minister added to the Bild newspaper.

For several months, the Ukrainian authorities have been asking Germany to delivery of Taurus cruise missilesconsidered necessary to resist the Russian army in its invasion.

We will provide additional ammunition: explosive ammunition, mortars, anti-mine rockets,” Boris Pistorius explained.

This new aid package will also include armored vehicles and demining systems, as well as electrical generators to prepare for winter, the minister added.

Regarding the Taurus missiles, Boris Pistorius stressed that “The duty of the entire Federal Government is to carefully weigh each delivery of weapons.”, so “it is necessary to clarify the different political, legal, military and technical aspects.”

Until now, Berlin has delayed its response to kyiv’s request, also fearing that The missiles could reach Russian territory and worsen the conflict..

During German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to kyiv a week ago, her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba appeared irritated by German hesitations.

It’s just a matter of time. And I don’t understand why we are wasting time,” said the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, believing that Germany would end up giving the green light.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has also faced internal political pressure, including from his coalition, accept delivery of these missiles.

The military offensive launched on February 24, 2022 by Russia in Ukraine caused, according to the most recent UN data, the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War (1939-1945).

The Russian invasion – justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin with the need to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine for Russia’s security – was condemned by most of the international community, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and imposing political rights on Russia. and economical. sanctions.

Source: Observadora

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