Germany handed over slightly fewer weapons to Ukraine than promised

Germany handed over slightly fewer weapons to Ukraine than promised

Germany donated slightly fewer weapons to Ukraine than promised

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Wednesday following the third meeting of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine, announced the transfer of three MARS-II multiple launch rocket systems to Kyiv.

According to Spiegel, the official confirmed media reports that Germany is transferring fewer rocket systems to Ukraine salvo fire than previously announced. She did not name the reason for this step.

As reported, German rocket launchers from the Bundeswehr should be transferred to Ukraine in August-September. Before that, Ukrainian soldiers must be trained to use them.

The supply of three instead of four multiple launch rocket systems is partly due to a shortage of ammunition. Germany is unable to release much of its own munitions as there is no software update to be announced at the end of the year, media sources say.

The United States has announced it will supply Ukraine with advanced multiple launch rocket systems to defend against a Russian invasion. Ukraine promised not to attack targets in Russia with the American HIMARS artillery system, the White House said.

As with the American system, a limited range of action must also be provided for German rocket launchers in order for Ukraine could not attack Russian territory.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich