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Germany announces to release over billion euros in form of military aid for Ukraine

NewsGermany announces to release over billion euros in form of military aid for Ukraine

The government of Germany said in the statement that they had made the decision to release over a billion euros in military aid for Ukraine on Friday. Among the troubles of Kyiv as it is not getting the heavy weapons from Berlin.

The representative of the government mentioned in the statement, by observing all of the nations in total, Berlin has made the decision to raise its international assistance in the defence sector “to two billion euros,” with “the largest part being planned in the form of military aid in favour of Ukraine” at the time of the interview.


Moreover, the Finance Minister named, Christian Lindner, confirmed that the funds “will go mainly to Ukraine” on social media.

The envelope of two billion euros must be used by the war-torn nation to finance the purchases of military equipment mainly.

The step that has been taken follows the growing from Ukraine as well as some of the European Union partners, including Poland and the Baltic States, of an apparent shortage of support in terms of armaments to Kyiv.

At the starting of the week, after Kyiv said no to a proposed visit by Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a former minister, he has recently acknowledged “errors” in a too conciliatory stance toward Moscow the last time. a

Along with this, the president of Ukraine stated that it wanted to welcome Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Kyiv, but the chancellor indicated that he had no plans related to visiting anytime shortly.

In Kyiv, several ministers and the other world leaders, such as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as the European Union Chief Ursula von der Leyen, the critics raised the question of why Scholz himself was not making the trip.


Furthermore, the Ukraine ambassador to Germany named Andriy Melnyk highlighted in the statement a Scholz trip to Kyiv would send a “strong signal”. At the same time, the opposition CDU has encouraged him to “get an idea of the situation on the ground”.

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