Columbus, Ohio – One of the most powerful militaries in the world will send anti-tank weapons and stinger missiles to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Saturday. This is a big change in policy for the richest country in the European Union.
According to the German chancellor, the Russian invasion of a former Soviet Union country marks a “turning point” in world history.
“The Russian invasion marks a turning point. It is our duty to support Ukraine to the best of our ability in defending against Putin’s invading army. That is why we are delivering 1000 anti-tank weapons and 500 #Stinger missiles to our friends in #Ukraine,” Scholz said in a Tweeter post.
The Netherlands will also send 400 rocket-propelled grenade launchers to Ukraine after Germany lifted its restrictions on countries exporting German-made weapons.
Since the conflict began in Ukraine, Germany has provided 5,000 helmets and a field hospital to Ukraine, but until this recent announcement, they had not provided any lethal aid to Ukraine.
Several neighboring countries, such as Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Latvia, have started supplying Ukraine with ammunition, fuel, and medical supplies as it fights back against Russian soldiers.