Germany Announces A New Military Aid Package for Ukraine Worth 1.3 Billion Euros

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Ukraine’s Defence Minister Rustem Umerov and German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius attend a joint news conference, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine November 21, 2023. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich German defense minister announces €1.3B weapons package during visit to Kyiv  

Germany said it will continue to stand with Ukraine, but still won’t provide Taurus missiles. 

KYIV — German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday bearing a much-needed gift: more military aid for Ukraine. 

“I have the honor to announce a new package,” Pistorius said during a press conference in Kyiv. It includes another four systems of IRIS-T medium-range missiles, 155-millimeter ammunition, and Panzer anti-tank defense mines, he clarified. 

“Altogether it is a package worth €1.3 billion euros, and I am quite sure this will help you and your fight against Russian aggression. We stand with Ukraine reliably,” Pistorius said.  

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Update #1: Berlin Announces New Military Aid Package for Ukraine Worth 1.3 Billion Euros (Reuters)

Update #2: Germany’s defense minister is latest foreign official to visit Kyiv (ABC News/AP)  

WNU Editor: On the same day that Germany was making this announcement of aid to Ukraine, the German government came out with this announcement …. Germany freezes new spending as budget crisis deepens ( More here …. Germany freezes new spending commitments as budget woes deepen (Reuters).