German arms maker offers self propelled artillery to Ukraine
A German government source says a German armaments company is offering weapons to Ukraine.
Ukraine is receiving a sizeable shipment of self-propelled howitzer weapons from a German arms company, according to a source from the German government.
Germany's weekly Welt am Sonntag reported on Saturday that arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann offered 100 howitzer artillery weapons to Ukraine, and quoted anonymous government sources in Kiev.
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A German source told Reuters "This offer exists."
The weekly said that Krauss-Maffei Wegmann did not currently have the weaponry ready for delivery and so had proposed that the German military offer 100 of its own howitzers, and then the manufacturer would deliver the weapons to the Bundeswehr once ready, likely in the second half of 2024.
The Ukrainian forces had already received 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger-type surface-to-air missile launchers from the German army by March 23.
Berlin promised to deliver 2,700 Strela surface-to-air missile to Ukraine's forces.