After confirming delivery of howitzers, the German defense ministry told parliament that Ukraine had pledged to not attack Russia.
According to the German defense ministry, seven German self-propelled PzH2000 howitzers with 155-millimeter range arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday. The Ukrainian defense minister confirmed that seven German 155-millimeter self-propelled PzH 2000 howitzers arrived in Ukraine. She also said Kiev had promised not to attack any Russian targets using the German arms.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov “visited Brussels last week and took part in several meetings there,”Christine Lambrecht spoke during a Bundestag report. “It was important for him to make clear assurances that the weapons will only be used for defense and will not be used to attack Russian territory. He did.”
The delivery of PzH 2000s was announced by Reznikov on Tuesday. He expressed his gratitude to Lambrecht and indicated that the PzH 2000s were being delivered to Ukraine by German-trained troops. “will bring the heat to the battlefield”.
Similar pledges were made by the Ukrainian government to Western heavy weapon suppliers. They are worried that they could be used against Russian targets. Ukrainian officials indicated they consider Crimea part of the country, rather than Russia and are therefore open to Western armies.
German defense minister, Frauke Scharf, told MPs that Ukrainian artillery personnel will be trained in using the German M270 MLRS rocket systems. Berlin will send Ukraine three of these launchers, in contrast to the originally planned four.
Berlin on Tuesday released the breakdown of all weapons and military equipment it had promised to send to Ukraine. There are 53 M113 armored personnel cars, 30 self propelled anti-aircraft Gepard gun guns, as well as a single IRIS–T SLM air defense system.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. These protocols, which were French and German-brokered, were intended to grant the region a special status in the Ukrainian state.
In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself to be neutral so that it can join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it planned to seize the republics.