German Defense Minister in Kyiv announces new military aid package including IRIS-T systems
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, during a visit to Ukraine, announced a new package of military assistance.
"I am honored to announce a new aid package during my visit here. And in this package, of course, four more IRIS-T SLM systems, 155 mm artillery ammunition are included, as well as anti-tank mines," he said at a joint briefing with Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov in Kiev.
According to Pistorius, the package is worth EUR 1.3 billion.
"This means and emphasizes that we are stable and reliable with Ukraine, we support Ukraine," the minister said.
Pistorius also said the new aid package involves 20,000 rounds in addition to the already announced 140,000 for 2024.