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Tank shells, drones, and more: Germany sends large aid package to Ukraine

Tank shells, drones, and more: Germany sends large aid package to Ukraine Archive photo: Germany has handed over a large aid package to Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Today, on March 28, Germany updated the list of military aid it has already handed over to Ukraine. Among other things, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive new drones, shells for tanks, and artillery, according to the German government.

Ukrainian soldiers received 5 Warthog all-terrain tracked vehicles as a repair and evacuation vehicle. Germany also handed over 9 Warthog all-terrain tracked vehicles as a command vehicle.

Ukrainian Armed Forces also receive:

  • Ammunition for Leopard 2 A6;
  • 18 thousand rounds of 155 mm ammunition;
  • 14 Vector reconnaissance drones with spare parts;
  • 30 RQ-35 Heidrun reconnaissance drones;
  • 5 anti-drone jammers;
  • 180 RF 360 field kits - drone detection systems;
  • 6 WISENT 1 demining machines;
  • 2 BEAVER bridge pavers with spare parts;
  • Bergepanzer 2 armored engineering vehicle with spare parts;
  • 1 DACHS armored engineering vehicle;
  • 9 mine trawls;
  • 1 SATCOM surveillance system;
  • 330 infrared cameras;
  • 3 vehicles for border protection;
  • 6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros fuel trucks;
  • 2 thousand RGW 90 Matador grenade launchers.

The Ukrainian army also received 24,000 40-mm shells, 70 GMG grenade launchers, 3,000 camouflage nets, 2,000 ponchos (rain protection), and 2 emergency power generators.

Germany's plans for next deliveries

The German government has already shared information about what Ukraine will receive in the future. These are:

  • 20 Marder armored personnel carriers;
  • 1 Warthog all-terrain tracked vehicle as a command vehicle;
  • missiles for the Patriot air defense system;
  • 70 infrared cameras.

Germany's military assistance

In February, General Carsten Breuer, the Inspector General of the German Armed Forces, promised Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi short-term support for Ukraine of over 100 million euros.

A day later, the German government updated the list of military aid delivered to Ukraine. Berlin handed over dozens of new drones to Kyiv.

And recently, Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. It is worth 500 million euros.