"Ensure the safety of navigation": Reznikov calls on Germany to join the creation of a "maritime coalition" for Ukraine
Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has called on Germany to join the creation of a "maritime coalition" in support of Ukraine. This will significantly enhance the capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy and ensure the safety of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas.
Reznikov made the statement during a meeting with the Bundeswehr Inspector General on May 4, the Ministry of Defence's press service reports. General Carsten Breuer is on an official visit to Ukraine.
"We already have a 'tank coalition', and Ramstein is also a coalition. They all work for a single goal - the victory of Ukraine. Our common task is to build a strong system of international security architecture, and the safety of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas is an important element in this system. Some of our European partners are already part of this coalition. And I would very much like Germany to become a part of it as well," Reznikov said.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the meeting discussed defence cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in detail.
In particular, Reznikov thanked Berlin for weapons and equipment that help save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers on the front line and civilians, as well as protect infrastructure. He also invited Germany to cooperate in the fight against enemy UAVs.
For his part, General Breuer stressed that the experience gained by the Ukrainian Armed Forces is also important for the German army.
"I have seen Ukrainian soldiers during their training in Germany and watched their exercises in Ukraine. I am impressed by their high level of professionalism and motivation. We have a lot to learn from each other. Germany will support Ukraine as long as it is needed," he assured.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- On April 30, Germany officially confirmed the transfer of the second Iris-T system to Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces will also receive new military vehicles.
- According to media reports, Germany plans to produce 250,000 155-mm shells for Ukraine. This is a quarter of the amount of ammunition that EU member states plan to provide.
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