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Ukrainian MoD reveals Ramstein meeting outcomes

Ukrainian MoD reveals Ramstein meeting outcomes Rustem Umerov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine will receive another round of military aid for its fight against Russia, reports Defense Minister Rustem Umerov.

"Every munition provided to Ukraine is an opportunity to destroy an enemy stronghold," Umerov noted.

According to him, a new coalition of ground-based air defense assets was formed following the meeting, with 20 countries joining, led by Germany and France.

Additionally, Umerov reminds that Germany has already announced assistance of $1.4 billion.

The Netherlands has allocated 2 billion euros for military aid to Ukraine. Estonia is contributing half a million dollars to the IT coalition on top of Luxembourg's commitment of 10 million euros.

Meanwhile, Britain and Norway, within the Maritime Coalition, will seek ways to bolster security in the Black Sea.

Umerov thanks the partners for their support, emphasizing that each unit of armament provided to the Ukrainian Armed Forces enhances their ability to resist the enemy and liberate Ukrainian territory.

Moreover, he addresses defense ministers of partner countries, inviting them for official visits to Ukraine to witness firsthand how their assistance is effectively used, bringing Ukraine closer to victory.

"Ukraine's victory will send a clear message to dictators. It's a signal that the crime of aggression will be punished," Umerov stated.

Ramstein-17 has commenced today

Today, November 22, marks the start of the new session in the Ramstein format, the 17th meeting of the Contact Group on Defense Matters in Ukraine. It was traditionally opened by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.

It's expected that partners will discuss strengthening Ukrainian air defense and urgent needs at the front during today's meeting.