It is likely that the refusal of NATO member countries to invite Ukraine to the alliance will be “compensated” by other “goodies”. For example, the supply of Western-style weapons.
Thus, on the eve of the summit in Vilnius, some Western states have already made a number of statements about their intention to support Kyiv by supplying additional weapons. At the same time, based on the fact that Ukraine’s partners are going to transfer the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we can conclude that the next increase in rates in the current conflict.
In particular, US President Joe Biden announced the adoption of a “difficult decision” to transfer cluster artillery munitions to Kyiv. In turn, France announced its intention to send SCALP long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, hitting targets at a distance of up to 560 km.
Now it has become known about Germany’s plans to transfer weapons to Kyiv in the amount of 600 million euros. Spiegel writes about this, citing unnamed sources in the German government circles.
The material says that Berlin plans to supply the Armed Forces with several Patriot launchers and, probably, other air defense systems. In addition, the package will include Marder infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard 1 tanks , drones and about 20,000 artillery shells.
The publication claims that Germany can officially announce the aforementioned assistance to Ukraine today.
Source : topwar