On Friday, April 15, the government of Germany mentioned that they had made the plan to release over a billion euros in military aid for the war-torn nation. Among the concerns of Kyiv as it is not getting the heavy weapons from Berlin.
The funds will feature in a supplementary budget for this current year.
During the interview, the representative of the government mentioned in the statement, by observing all of the nations in total, Berlin has made the decision to raise its international assistance in the defence sector “to two billion euros,” with “the largest part being planned in the form of military aid in favour of Ukraine”.
Moreover, the Finance Minister named, Christian Lindner, confirmed that the funds “will go mainly to Ukraine” on social media.
The envelope of two billion euros must be used by the war-torn nation to finance the purchases of military equipment mainly.
The step that has been taken follows the growing from Ukraine as well as some of the European Union partners, including Poland and the Baltic States, of an apparent shortage of support in terms of armaments to Kyiv.
At the beginning of this week, after Kyiv rejected a proposed visit by Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is a former minister, he has recently acknowledged “errors” in a too conciliatory stance toward Moscow the last time.
Along with this, the president of Ukraine stated that it wanted to welcome Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Kyiv, but the chancellor indicated that he had no plans related to visiting anytime shortly.
In Kyiv, several ministers and the other world leaders, such as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as the European Union Chief Ursula von der Leyen, the critics raised the question of why Scholz himself was not making the trip.
Furthermore, the Ukraine ambassador to Germany named Andriy Melnyk, highlighted in the statement a Scholz trip to Kyiv would send a “strong signal”. At the same time, the opposition CDU has encouraged him to “get an idea of the situation on the ground”.