During the seventh meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group meeting (Ramstein format) chaired by US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin, the partner countries agreed on the next supply of weapons to Kyiv.

According to the Pentagon chief, at least six countries announced further military assistance to Ukraine.

“I’d like to thank Sweden for coming forward today with a substantial $287 million package of assistance to Ukraine. This package includes key capabilities, including an air defenсe system that will bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russia‘s ongoing ruthless attacks,” Austin said.

He added that Spain promised to send two more HAWK launchers and missiles, and Canada announced the latest tranche of $500 million in assistance, remaining one of the lead donors of winter gear.

Germany will send artillery and MLRS ammunition, and Greece will deliver 155mm ammunition.

Poland committed additional artillery and tank ammunition, as well as short-range air defence capabilities.

“These contributions will make a real difference, and so does the coordination of our security assistance that this contact group makes possible,” Austin summed up.

As Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov previously stated, the protection of sky is currently Ukraine’s priority.

Bohdan Marusyak

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