Germany Needs €3.8 Billion More to Bolster Ukraine Aid

The German Defense Ministry has announced a pressing need for an additional €3.8 billion to bolster Ukraine's military aid.

This information was reported by the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, citing sources within the German government. The €7.1 billion allocated for this year by the government has nearly been entirely designated, leaving only €300 million remaining for the procurement of new weapon packages for Kyiv, according to the newspaper, as quoted by DW.

German parliamentary approval is expected for the request for additional funds to support Ukraine in June.

An anonymous source within the Finance Ministry reportedly gave informal consent to the Defense Ministry's request. The source emphasised, "Germany must not falter in its efforts to strengthen Ukraine's defences. If possible, we should send additional weapons this year."

The German Defense Ministry may also request a record-breaking €15 billion from the government to aid Kyiv in 2025.

Scholz: Germany to Support Ukraine "for as Long as Necessary"

According to the German Defense Ministry, Germany has provided €6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since the commencement of the full-scale Russian invasion in 2024. Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared on May 13 that Berlin's military aid to Kyiv in 2024 would surpass €7 billion, making it the most significant contribution from any European nation. Following a meeting with the prime ministers of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, Scholz pledged that Germany and the Nordic countries would stand with Ukraine "for as long as necessary."

Translation by Iurie Tataru

Bogdan Nigai

Bogdan Nigai


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