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
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 (Politico.eu). More here …. Germany freezes new spending commitments as budget woes deepen (Reuters).