Germany to send Ukraine arms for as long as needed: Scholz
Updated 23:20, 21-Jun-2022

Germany will send weapons to Ukraine for as long as required, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday in a speech to the industry association- the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI).

In the speech, Scholz also underscored that Germany stood resolutely at the side of Lithuania and other eastern allies.

Germany pledged in May to supply Kyiv with seven self-propelled howitzers, adding to five such artillery systems the Netherlands has promised.

Ukraine confirmed on Tuesday that German self-propelled howitzers have arrived in the first delivery of heavy weapons promised by Berlin. 

Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian president's office, also posted a list of other weapons promised by Germany, including 30 Gepard tanks and three MARS II multiple rocket launchers, as well as 500 shoulder-fired Stinger missiles.

(WIth input from Reuters)

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