Ukraine updates: Berlin pledges €1.3 billion in army support

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius arrived by prepare in Kyiv on Tuesday on an unannounced go to, the place he is because of meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Pistorius mentioned he wished to precise Germany’s “deep solidarity and admiration for the courageous, brave and costly fight that is being
waged here.”

The go to will contact upon army support to Ukraine, in addition to reaffirming Germany’s help in resisting the Russian invasion. Pistorius is scheduled to satisfy his Ukrainian counterpart, Rustem Umerov.

Pistorius additionally visited a makeshift memorial for these killed through the Maidan protests in Kyiv, which began on November 21, 2013. 

“Courageous people of all ages took to the streets for freedom, for rapprochement with Europe, and paid for it with their lives,” he

Tuesday’s go to is Pistorius’ second time in Ukraine. He visited in February 2023, and pledged the supply of German tanks. 

Russia has stepped up its assaults on Ukraine in latest weeks, amid rising concern that Western nations have shifted their consideration away from Ukraine, as a result of state of affairs within the Middle East.

Germany is the second largest army provider to Ukraine after the US. Washington’s army help to Ukraine quantities to €42.1 billion ($46 billion), and Berlin’s €17.1 billion, in accordance the Kiel Institute for World Economy analysis heart.