It will be almost doubled: Scholz announces the amount of aid to Ukraine from Germany after a conversation with Biden
On Tuesday, January 16, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed with U.S. President Joe Biden support for Ukraine in the war against Russia and the situation in the Middle East. Afterward, it became known that in 2024 Germany would provide Ukraine with military goods worth more than 7 billion euros.
The increase in aid to Ukraine was announced on the Federal Government's website. Previously, it was expected that Germany would provide our country with aid worth 4 billion euros.
"The Chancellor and the President (of the United States, Joe Biden - ed.) condemned Russia's ongoing attack on Ukraine and the need to continue financial, military, and humanitarian support for Ukraine. In 2024, Germany will support Ukraine with military goods worth more than seven billion euros," the statement said.
Scholz also confirmed this information on his page on the social network X (exTwitter).
"President Biden and I agreed that we want to continue to provide financial, humanitarian and military support to Ukraine. I spoke with Biden on the phone today. Germany is providing more than seven billion euros in military goods in 2024," the Chancellor said.
It should be noted that the United States and Germany have been leaders in military support for Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The total value of the assistance provided by Berlin since February 24, 2022 has already amounted to about 6 billion euros. This includes, in particular, Leopard tanks, IRIS-T air defense systems and missiles, and the provision of long-range Taurus missiles is currently being discussed.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- The leader of the opposition CDU Friedrich Merz called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz not to delay the provision of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. According to him, these munitions can greatly help the Defense Forces.
- Earlier, Scholz said that Berlin would double its spending on military aid to Ukraine, which has been fighting a full-scale Russian invasion for almost two years. He called on other EU states to step up their efforts to support the Ukrainian people.