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Germany allocates €7.6 billion for military aid to Ukraine

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Author: Liliana Oleniak

The German Parliament has approved the country's state budget for 2024. It provides about 7.6 billion euros for military assistance to Ukraine, the Bundestag press service reports.

The draft budget was voted in favor by 388 MPs of the ruling coalition, while 279 MPs voted against it. There were no abstentions.

The budget provides for spending totaling 476.8 billion euros, and new loans currently amount to about 39 billion euros.

Investments totaling 70.5 billion euros are planned, for example, in the railroad network and roads. The defense budget is about 52 billion euros, plus billions from a special fund for the Bundeswehr.

Germany's assistance to Ukraine

Germany has been one of Ukraine's main allies since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion.

Berlin has already provided the Ukrainian military with Patriot and IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile systems, Leopard 2 tanks, Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and many other units of equipment.

On January 31, Germany handed over a new military aid package to Ukraine. It included air defense missiles, all-terrain vehicles, and armored personnel carriers.

In addition, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach assured Ukraine of further assistance and cooperation in the healthcare sector.