08:40 24 Jan 2024

United to win: Ukraine to receive military helicopters from Germany

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Germany will transfer decommissioned Sea King Mk41 multi-purpose military helicopters to Ukraine.

German Minister of Defense Boris Pistorius announced the supply after the 18th Ukraine Defense Contact group meeting in the "Ramstein" format, Tagesschau.de reports.

The German defense minister stated that Ukraine would receive six Sea King Mk41 multi-purpose helicopters along with a set of spare parts. Germany will also provide training for the Ukrainian military.

"Sea King is a proven and reliable helicopter that will assist Ukrainians in various areas, from reconnaissance over the Black Sea to transporting soldiers. This marks the first German delivery of this type," Pistorius stressed.

The German Ministry of Defense added that since Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine began, the overall volume of German military aid to Kyiv has reached approximately €6 billion.

Germany will also supply military goods worth over €7 billion to Ukraine in 2024.

Ramstein Highlights

The online session of the 18th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in the "Ramstein" format started on January 23. Ukraine's delegation was led by Defense Minister Rustem Umierov. He stressed the critical need to increase long-term military aid packages for Ukraine.

The Defense Ministry is prepared to co-invest in technologies and joint production, share combat experience, and facilitate the signing of long-term contracts with interested companies.

During the 18th meeting, Canada announced a new military aid package to Kyiv and the involvement of Canadian instructors in training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.

According to the press office chief, Ukraine will receive arms from partners crucial for effectively impacting the enemy on the front lines and in the rear, destroying logistical nodes.


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