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Germany commits more money to artillery for Ukraine

3rd April 2024 - 07:15 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


The Ukrainian effort to pushback Russian forces has relied heavily on 155mm shells. (Photo: US DoD)

The Russia–Ukraine war has remained at a standstill testing the commitment of NATO countries, especially the US, but Germany has been stalwart as a leading source of vital munitions and other capabilities.

Germany has committed further funds to supply Ukraine with artillery, taking the country’s commitment for munitions over the past four weeks to more than €1 billion (US$1 billion) and cementing its place as the second biggest backer of the Eastern European country in its war against invading Russian forces.

Artillery, particularly 155mm and 120mm shells, has proven crucial to Ukraine across its 1,000km frontline as Germany and Rheinmetall have been vital partners in helping it meet substantial demands and replacing supplies used from countries’ stockpiles.

In the most recent development, Reuters reported that Germany would supply 180,000 rounds of artillery shells as a

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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