Germany will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

According to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Ukraine will get 1,000 anti-tank weaponry and 500 Stinger surface-to-air missiles from Bundeswehr stocks to protect itself against Russia.

It marks a significant departure from Berlin’s long-standing stance of prohibiting military transfers to conflict zones.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a watershed moment. On Twitter, Scholz stated, “It is our responsibility to do whatever we can to assist Ukraine in defending itself against Putin’s invading troops.”

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised Germany’s decision.

The Netherlands also declared on Saturday that it will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, according to the Defense Ministry.

In a letter to parliament, the Dutch government announced the delivery of 50 Panzerfaust-3 anti-tank guns and 400 rockets.
The Netherlands and Germany are reportedly considering sending a Patriot air defense system to a NATO combat group in Slovakia, according to the report.