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Ramstein-5: Ukraine will receive more missiles, ammunition, and a winter package from Germany

Ukraine will receive a new package of weapons from the USA, Norway and Germany

Ukraine will receive a new package of weapons from the USA, Norway and Germany

According to the results of the Ramstein-5 meeting held on September 8 at the NATO air base in Germany, Ukraine will receive more weapons from the West.

In particular, it was said about new missiles, ammunition for the HIMARS, armored ambulances, and other equipment.

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What weapons were promised to Ukraine for fighting Russia

Ukraine will receive Harm missiles from the USA. Photo: Wikipedia

Ukraine will receive Harm missiles from the USA. Photo: Wikipedia

During the meeting attended by representatives of about 50 countries, the allies announced that they would give Ukraine the following weapons for fighting Russia:

  • HARM high-speed anti-radar air-to-surface missiles (U.S.);
  • high-precision GMLRS rocket munitions for the HIMARS (U.S.);
  • 105-millimeter howitzers (U.S.);
  • Humvee military vehicles (U.S.);
  • armored ambulances (U.S.);
  • anti-tank weapons (U.S.);
  • firearms (U.S.);
  • artillery munitions (U.S.);
  • Hellfire missiles (Norway);
  • night-vision devices (Norway);
  • Gepard anti-aircraft systems (Germany);
  • Biber armored bridge laying tanks (Germany);
  • materials for energy generation (Germany);
  • tents (Germany);
  • winter equipment (Germany).

The aid from the U.S. will be provided as part of the new $675 billion tranche, said Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov.

The U.S. also promised to continue training the Ukrainian military as part of the modernization of the Ukrainian army.

Reznikov also thanked the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and his colleague Bjørn Arild Gram for the missiles and night-vision devices.

What are Hellfire missiles and how are they helpful for Ukraine?

Norway will transfer Hellfire anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Photo: Wikipedia

Norway will transfer Hellfire anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Photo: Wikipedia

The Hellfire missiles to be given to Ukraine are guided anti-tank air-to-surface missiles. Its advantage is the ability to be launched from defilade positions. Hellfire doesn’t need direct visual contact with the target as it’s guided by a laser beam.

The missile can be launched from helicopters, planes, drones, as well as ground vehicles. The range of AGM-114 Hellfire is 8 to 9 km (approximately 5–5.6 miles), making it a short-range weapon. The missiles will be available very soon since the Ukrainian operators have already completed training, and the munitions are on their way to Ukraine.

According to Norwegian Minister of Defense Arild Gram, the Hellfire missiles are easily guided. The missiles can be used against both ground and marine targets, which will help Ukraine in its counteroffensive against Russia.

The winter package from Germany and the promised Gepards

Ukraine will receive the promised Gepards from Germany. Photo: Wikipedia

Ukraine will receive the promised Gepards from Germany. Photo: Wikipedia

Aid from Germany, including tents and generators, will be provided as part of the so-called winter package of support for Ukraine. Gepards and Bibers were promised to Kyiv earlier, and they are to be delivered to the AFU soon.

Christine Lambrecht, the German Minister of Defense, also said that Germany and the Netherlands will help Ukraine with removing mines by training the Ukrainian military at explosive ordnance defense schools.

The support package following the results of Ramstein-5 raised hopes because, according to the Commander-in-Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, without the modernization of the Ukrainian army and extensive supplies of Western weapons, the final victory over Russia will be extremely hard to achieve.

NATO is cooperating to reinforce Ukraine

Lloyd Austin stressed that the war in Ukraine is not over yet. Photo: Getty Images

Lloyd Austin stressed that the war in Ukraine is not over yet. Photo: Getty Images

Summarizing the meeting, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, said that NATO, in coordination with the U.S., will hold a special session attended by senior armaments directors of NATO member states.

They will discuss how the Alliance’s defense industrial bases can enhance Ukraine’s capabilities in a full-scale war with Russia.

According to Austin, Ukraine urgently needs more artillery systems and ammunition (military analysts share this point), air defense, coastal defense, etc, and the U.S. together with the allies is trying to meet those needs.

NATO countries will cooperate to shorten the delivery time by, for instance, delivering systems from one country and ammunition to them from another. Austin stressed that Ukraine makes very good use of the weapons given to it, demonstrating brilliant results on the battlefield.

Quote"The war isn’t over. Russia is a big country and has very serious ambitions with respect to Ukraine. So sustainment of Ukraine to continue their fight for their survival will be necessary," said General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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