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Germany to provide its biggest military aid package to Ukraine
Germany is preparing the largest military aid package to Ukraine so far in the amount of almost 2.7 billion euros. It will include Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard 1 tanks, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, IRIS-T SLM air defense systems with ammunition and other types of heavy equipment, said the German Defense Ministry.
According to Der Spiegel, this package was agreed recently during secret negotiations between the ministries and the Federal Chancellery. The emphasis is on …
Germany confirms delivery of second IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine
Germany has officially confirmed the delivery of the second Iris-T SLM anti-aircraft missile system to Ukraine.
In addition to this air defense system, Germany has delivered eight more Zetros trucks manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, which are designed for operation in extreme off-road conditions. In total, the Ukrainian military has already received 84 such vehicles.
Germany also delivered two 8x6 trucks with eight auto-loader units.
Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov …
Germany to send another shipment of Leopard tanks to Ukraine
Germany will begin the delivery of several dozen Leopard tanks of the 1A5 modification to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the middle of the year, said in an interview with La Vanguardia German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius.
Pistorius noted that Berlin kept its promise and in March delivered over 18 modern Leopard 2A6 and 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, as well as other military aid packages, including the necessary spare parts and ammunition.
"The delivery of the Leopard 1A5 battle …
Germany is expelling more than 30 Russian diplomats
Germany has decided to expel more than 30 Russian diplomats. Berlin suspects them of espionage. The German magazine Focus clarified, citing information from the German security agencies, that Russian diplomats are suspected of using diplomatic immunity to illegally recruit informants in politics, business, science, and the military.
In response, Moscow is taking "mirror measures", according to the statement published by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"The German authorities have …
German Defense Minister: Ukraine has the right to attack military targets in Russian territory
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius believes that the operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Russian territory amid Russian invasion of Ukraine are quite acceptable, reports the German newspaper Zeit.
In his opinion, it is quite normal for the attacked side to enter the enemy’s territory in order, in particular, to block the enemy's supply routes.
"As long as cities, civilians, civilian facilities are not attacked, you will have to accept it. Reluctantly, but it's part of it, for …
At Germany’s request Armenia begins cracking down on flow of sanctioned goods to Russia
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was warned during his March visit to Germany about the need to block channels for "parallel exports" of goods and stop making money transfers to Russia, reports the Armenian news outlet Hraparak.
According to sources of the publication, Pashinyan was "seriously concerned" about these requirements. Upon arrival in Armenia, he convened a meeting attended by the heads of the Central Bank and the State Revenue Committee, as well as members of the government. …
German Defense Minister: Ukraine will have 6 battalions of Leopard tanks
NATO countries will deliver to Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 tanks, as well as four battalions of Leopard 1. In total, this is 160 tanks, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius in an interview for the newspaper Die Welt.
According to him, Germany, Poland, and other allies will send Ukraine two battalions of Leopard 2 consisting of 60 tanks. And by the end of the year, four battalions of Leopard 1 - 100 tanks will be added to them.
At the same time, the minister noted that it is …
Germany delivers 18 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
According to the German weekly Der Spiegel, 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks, which the German government promised to provide to Kyiv, have already been delivered to Ukraine. The last tanks from this shipment left Germany at the end of last week and were handed over to Ukrainian representatives at the border, writes Der Spiegel, citing its sources. In addition, Ukraine has already received about 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late January, after months of …
German Minister of Justice: Berlin is ready to arrest Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin will be detained if he crosses the borders of Germany, said the the German Federal Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann, in an interview with Die Zeit. Bushman noted that he would comply with the court's requirement under the 1998 Rome Statute (the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the international treaty that established the ICC).
"I expect the ICC to quickly contact Interpol and ask for enforcement. Then, Germany will be obliged to arrest …
Leopard tanks from Germany and Portugal will be delivered to Ukraine by the end of March
The Leopard main battle tanks, promised by Germany and Portugal, will be delivered to Ukraine before the end of March, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, reports Spiegel.
"I can tell you that I have just learned that 18 German Leopard 2A6 tanks and three Portuguese tanks could arrive in Ukraine this month," Pistorius said on the sidelines of a meeting of EU defense ministers in Sweden.
By that time, the Ukrainian tank crews will complete the necessary training and will be ready to …