Germany sends new batch of military aid to Ukraine, 130 armoured vehicles

Germany has handed over another military aid package to Ukraine, including ammunition for Leopard, 66 armoured personnel carriers, and about 100 pieces of special equipment.

The updated list of assistance on the website of the German Government Bundesregierung confirms this, as well as the statement by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Military support from Germany is expected:

  • ammunition for LEOPARD 1;
  • 14 THEMIS tracked and remotely operated infantry fighting vehicles (previously: 7);
  • 64 Bandvagn 206 tracked all-terrain vehicles (BV206);
  • 66 armoured personnel carriers.
  • 19 8×8 HX81 tractors and 14 semi-trailers (previously: 17).

According to the release, the German government has allocated 10.5 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to build up its security and military capacity. These funds are to be used primarily for military assistance to Ukraine.

The German government website also states that Germany supports the Ukrainian military in close coordination with its partners and allies. 

The list of aid on the government’s website is updated regularly and provides an overview of Germany’s lethal and non-lethal military support for Ukraine. It includes supplies from the Bundeswehr and German industry financed by the German Federal Government’s funds for so-called security capacity building.

On May 13, Berlin announced a $2.95 billion aid package for Ukraine, including 30 Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks, 20 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, four IRIS-T SLM fire units for anti-aircraft defence, and 12 IRIS-T SLS launchers, 18 howitzers, more than 100 armoured combat vehicles, and over 200 reconnaissance drones.

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