Germany has pledged to send Ukraine a weapons and military package worth €700 million ($769.9 million), according to the country's Ministry of Defense on Tuesday.
In the statement, the German defense ministry said some of the equipment they would be delivering include two patriot launchers and 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles. In addition, they would also send 25 Leopard 1 A5 main battle tanks and five Bergepanzer 2 from industrial stocks or industrial refurbishment.
The statement added that Germany pledged 31 items in total from Bundeswehr stocks, including 20,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and 5,000 rounds of 155mm smoke ammunition.
In addition, Germany will send a LUNA drone system and a mine interdiction package, the statement said.
On Tuesday, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said in a statement that the weapons package is designed to “support Ukraine in its defense against Russia.”
“With it, we are making an important contribution to strengthening Ukraine’s endurance capability,” Pistorius said.