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Ukraine's military aid falls short of German government's claims - Bild

Ukraine's military aid falls short of German government's claims - Bild Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The German government stated that Ukraine had received €28 billion of military aid. However, the data shows a significantly lower amount, according to Bild.

A part of the 6 billion euros - around 2.6 billion euros - promised as military aid to Kyiv will go to other countries and for the rearmament of the Bundeswehr.

The amount of 3.4 billion euros may be reimbursed to Germany from EU funds.

Taking these data into account, it turns out that the actual promised military aid to the Ukrainian Armed Forces is only 21.7 billion euros. This is 23% less than what the government claims, according to the agency.

However, even this figure may not be accurate. In particular, data from Ingo Gadechens, a member of the Bundestag from the opposition CDU/CSU bloc, suggests that in reality, Kyiv has so far received only 10.2 billion euros in military aid from Germany.

According to Gadechens, the Chancellor gives the impression that Germany has already provided Ukraine with 28 billion euros in military support. In fact, Germany hasn’t even spent half of that sum.

Germany's position on Ukraine

Germany has become one of the countries providing assistance to Ukraine, offering military, political, and financial support. Berlin has provided several types of artillery, older and newer modifications of Leopard tanks, IRIS-T and Patriot air defense systems, ammunition, vehicles, drones, and other types of weapons.

Recently, Berlin has provided Ukraine with a new package of military aid.

Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz has also assisted Ukraine in European integration. However, Scholz is blocking the transfer of long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine, although discussions on this issue are still ongoing