The German government plans to train 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers, supply tanks, and enhance Ukraine's air defense capabilities.
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius highlighted that air defense is a top priority for Germany, which leads an air defense coalition with France. This coalition is dedicated to providing long-term support with advanced systems, comprehensive training, and sustainable infrastructure. Recognizing the need for quicker arms production, Germany has committed to a dual approach: addressing Ukraine's immediate needs with weapons and materials, while also focusing on long-term solutions.
The aid package includes the transfer of additional IRIS-T anti-aircraft systems, Gepard anti-aircraft guns, artillery, and artillery ammunition. Furthermore, Germany plans to deliver over 80 Leopard 1 main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, engineering tanks, bridge tanks, 450 protected vehicles, demining systems, drones, radars, and reconnaissance systems.
Germany's stance on aiding Ukraine remains firm, with Chancellor Olaf Scholz recently urging EU countries to ramp up their military support. This call to action aligns with the ongoing review in Brussels of the EU's contributions to Ukraine's defense since Russia's full-scale invasion. In addition to the support measures mentioned, Germany will also provide Ukraine with six Sea King multi-purpose helicopters, emphasizing its role as a steadfast ally in Ukraine's defense against aggression.