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Germany agrees to send containers to Ukraine, bowing to global pressure

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Germany agreed to send anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine on Tuesday, signaling a policy change after months of German leaders blocking the sale.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has come under fire from political contests and members of his coalition government for lack of action to support Ukraine. The re-purchase, to be announced after Tuesday, will provide Gepard anti-tank kits and various anti-tank weapons, according to Agence France Presse.

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German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht will announce the offer during a meeting with NATO and Ukrainian allies at US Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Troops walk among Russian cars that were destroyed in Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday.
(AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Scholz first banned the sale of heavy weapons to Ukraine in February, arguing it would be a no -brainer with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine has been asking for help from a nation since Russia first invaded the country in late February. The US and NATO have provided hundreds of millions of dollars to the military and humanitarian aid to the country.

Ukraine announced an agreement last week to allow companies from the Czech Republic to repair Ukrainian cars damaged in the conflict.

The project focuses on the refurbishment of Soviet-era T-64 vehicles, while the project plans to expand to include both BRD and BRDM vehicles.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin have returned from their first trip to Ukraine since Monday’s attack. Austin said Russia had lost much of its military capabilities in Ukraine, and Blinken called Russia “weak” again.

“We want to see Ukraine become an independent, democratic country, able to defend its national territory,” Austin said. “We want to see how weak Russia is and not be able to do the kinds of things it did in the invasion of Ukraine.”

Germany agrees to send containers to Ukraine, bowing to global pressure

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