The German Ministry of Defense has announced a decision to supply Ukraine with Gepard anti-aircraft systems.
This is stated in the message of the ministry.
The decision was announced during a meeting of NATO defense ministers and Allies at the Ramstein military base in Germany. The topic of the meeting was military assistance to Ukraine.
Reuters writes that the statement was made after reports that the defense company Rheinmetall had asked the German government for permission to send 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles and 88 Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine.
- Ukraineʼs Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, members of the Ukrainian government, and some Western partners have criticized Germany for its indecision in arms supplies to Ukraine. The Germans were criticized for lack of leadership.
- In response, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the Bundeswehr was already operating at the limit and facing a shortage of ammunition and equipment.