Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine
Czech citizens have crowd funded the purchase of a modernized T-72 tank to be given to the Ukrainian military.
According to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebynis, the Czech Republic is the first country to crowd fund the purchase of a tank.
“The Czech Republic became the first country where ordinary people bought a tank for @DefenceU - a modernized T-72 AVANGER. It was given the name Tomas (on the left in the photo). More than 11,000 people collected 33 million …
Spain will send Ukraine air defense systems and armored vehicle as part of the country’s package of military assistance to Kyiv, according to the Spanish Ministry of Defense.
“Coinciding with the sixth month of the war in Ukraine, and with (Ukraine’s) Independence Day, Spain continues supporting the Ukrainian people in their fight to defend peace and freedom against the Russian invasion,” a Spanish Ministry of Defense statement read.
The shipment will include an anti-aircraft battery and …
Norwegian Prime Minister Gahr Store told journalists at the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday that his country will donate three multiple-launch rocket systems to Ukraine. Norway will supply the three systems to the United Kingdom, which will send three of its own systems to Ukraine.
“Norway continues to do what it started back in February - to help Ukraine. In cooperation with the UK, the kingdom will provide Ukraine with access to long-range artillery rocket systems,” Store stated.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said Ukraine “desperately needs heavy weapons” as he called on the West to increase the speed and quantity of weapons coming into the country.
“We have already received, bought on the market, manufactured and handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine a significant number of weapons,” Reznikov wrote on Facebook. “These numbers would have been enough for a victorious defense operation against any army in Europe,” he added. “But not against Russia.” …
The Turkish defense company Baykar will donate a Bayraktar TB2 advanced combat drone to Lithuania for transfer to Ukraine after Lithuanian citizens raised nearly 6 million euros to buy one. Baykar is requesting that the funds be used instead to provide humanitarian aid for Ukrainians.
“The people of Lithuania have honorably raised funds to buy a Bayraktar TB2 for Ukraine,” the company wrote on Twitter. “Upon learning this, Baykar will gift a Bayraktar TB2 to Lithuania free of charge and asks …
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that Germany would be sending an air defense system and a tracking radar to help Ukrainian forces locate sources of Russian artillery.
“This, too, is a decision we have made that ensures Ukraine’s security with the most modern equipment,” Scholz told Germany’s Federal Parliament.
The Chancellor noted the German-made IRIS-T air defense system was among the most sophisticated in the German arsenal and could be deployed to protect entire cities. …
Germany will deliver 15 Flakpanzer Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine in July.
Speaking after a meeting Friday between German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht and her Ukrainian counterpart, Olexii Resnokiv, a Lambrecht said the anti-aircraft system will be used to defend critical infrastructure in Ukraine.
Germany will provide training support as well as 60,000 rounds of ammunition.
Lambrecht explained that the Gepard is an effective weapon with a "considerable deterrent …
CTV reported on Monday that the Conservative Party of Canada, which currently serves as Canada’s Official Opposition party, has proposed that the country’s government transfer lethal weapons previously intended for delivery to the Kurds in Iraq to Ukraine instead.
"They [the ruling Liberal Party of Canada] have been allowing these weapons to sit in storage and collect dust and, meanwhile, the violence in Ukraine has taken on a new spring offensive," conservative politician James Bezan claimed. …
As stated by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA on Facebook, the USA’s defense budget for 2019 provides for 250 million dollars’ worth of assistance to Ukraine. "The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives introduced the draft proposal for 2019 defense budget. The amount of funds proposed to provide for “security assistance” to Ukraine, including lethal weapons, is 250 million dollars, which is 100 million more than was proposed …
Since 2014, the United States has funneled nearly a billion US dollars into Ukraine for improving security, US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said in an interview with Zavtra, a joint project of Radio Liberty and 112 Ukraine, on the evening of April 22.
When asked when Ukraine would receive defensive weapons from the United States, Yovanovitch replied: "I cannot say anything new about this. You know, obviously, this is not the kind of information that we publicly speak about." …