Ukraine has repeatedly pleaded with the West in recent weeks to send more and more advanced artillery to the country as the ammunition defense forces for the existing Soviet-era arsenal have run out.
“We have a supply! … German Panzerhaubitze joins the Ukrainian artillery family with 2,000 trained Ukrainian personnel,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Resnikov said on social media. Reuters According to.
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 is one of the most powerful artillery weapons in Bundeswehr stockpile, capable of striking targets from a distance of 40 km with a relatively low error rate. In May, Germany promised to supply seven self-propelled guns to Kiev, in addition to the five artillery programs promised by the Netherlands. In the past, there have been many criticisms of the Berlin leadership for not sending almost any weapons to Kiev, despite making many promises.
Andriy Jermak, head of the Ukrainian presidency, has released a list of additional weapons promised by Germany. 30 cheetah tanks And three MARS II multi-rocket launchers and a 500-shoulder stinger rocket.
Kyiv previously said it needed 1,000 howitzers, 500 tanks and 1,000 drones and other heavy weapons to repel Russian troops who occupied the country on February 24 and occupied about 20 percent of its territory.
The United States, Britain, France, Norway and Poland also supplied Ukraine with self-propelled and towed artillery. When Slovakia’s former air defense system Handed over to the Ukrainians. Slovenia announced on Tuesday that it was providing armor to security forces. Hungary, on the other hand, pointed out Does not allow arms exports Russian President Vladimir Putin did not even send war equipment to the attacked country.