As the conflict against the Russian army intensifies, Ukraine has received still more enormous backing from Germany.
Following warnings and threats from the Russian government led by President Vladimir Putin, Germany has been hesitant to support Ukraine, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
However, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Germany’s Defense Ministry, the nation has finally agreed to provide anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine.
Previously, the nation has expressed interest in supplying just humanitarian aid and medical equipment to Ukraine.
However, the most recent event has revealed a significant shift in Germany’s approach to giving military assistance to Ukraine.
At a meeting of international defence officials at the Ramstein US Air Force base yesterday, Germany’s Defence Minister, Christine Lambrecht reportedly announced that the country will deliver the Gepard anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine.
“We decided yesterday that we will support Ukraine with anti-aircraft systems which is exactly what Ukraine needs now to secure the airspace from the ground,” Lambrecht reportedly said during the meeting at the base.
Germany defied Putin’s warning that said no such weapons should be provided to Ukraine.
The Russian government had threatened that any nation that assists Ukraine with such a weapon amid the ongoing war would face the consequences of such action.
The Gepard systems were phased out from active duty in Germany in 2010.
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