Earlier in the day, it was revealed that the USA is set to send a substantial new financial package to Ukraine, and now Germany is following suit.
Germany has significantly increased its military support for Ukraine, announcing an additional €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in military aid.
This is reported by Firstpost.com.
This package includes four more IRIS T-SLM air defense systems and artillery ammunition, as revealed by German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius during his visit to Kyiv for talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Rustem Umerov.
This latest pledge positions Germany as the second-largest contributor of military equipment to Ukraine. The IRIS-T systems, particularly sought after by Ukraine for their capability to shoot down Russian drones and missiles, represent a key component of this aid.
Germany has already delivered three IRIS-T systems from the first batch, with a fourth expected this winter. A second batch of four is scheduled for delivery in 2024.
Pistorius's trip to Kyiv, his second since becoming defence minister at the start of the year, underscores Germany's ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.
This move follows the pattern of increasing international support for Ukraine, highlighting the global implications of the conflict and the growing involvement of European nations in ensuring regional stability.