Germany to send self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

STORY: The howitzer delivery, on top of five such artillery systems the Netherlands had already pledged, was another sign of Berlin heeding pressure at home and abroad for it to help Ukraine fend off a Russian invasion.

“It is also a very important sign in the direction of Russia, in the direction of Putin: NATO stands together as one, and each of our allies can be sure that we will protect each other, ” Lambrecht told reporters in the Slovak town of Sliac.

Most of the heavy weapons NATO countries have sent to Ukraine so far are Soviet-built arms still in the inventories of East European NATO member states, but the United States and some other allies have started to supply Kyiv with Western howitzers.

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