There are two developments in particular that stand out today, or better: two promises. The first: The United States wants to deliver the first Norwegian-style missile defense system to Ukraine, costing around 65 million dollars.
This would almost complete the arsenal of heavy weapons for Ukraine; only the western fighter jets are missing. Yes, Germany had also promised air defense (Iris T), but it may be months before that comes.
The surface-to-air defense could help in particular against the continued Russian rocket attacks on major cities in central Ukraine. Of course: As with all other weapons, Ukraine will need more of them and, above all, sufficient ammunition.
The second promise is, so to speak, the superstructure for the arms delivery. The G7 heads of state gave it today in Elmau. “We will continue to provide financial, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support and stand by Ukraine for as long as it is needed,” a summit statement said. As long as it is necessary – you will be able to judge them by their words.
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