After a long wait from Berlin, Germany has finally fulfilled one of its promises to Ukraine that it would supply heavy offensive weaponry. These German self-propelled howitzers, also known as the Panzerhaubitze 2000, will be vital for Ukrainians’ fight against Russian forces in the east as it has become a slugfest of artillery shelling. These howitzers will be added to the towed 155 mm artillery in Ukraine, composed of the M777, FH70, M109, AHS Krab, and the Caesar.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov expressed elation with the delivery of these SPGs since these guns will be augmenting a dwindling supply of Western-donated artillery shells that are being expended by the thousands every day.

“We have replenishment!…The German Panzerhaubitze 2000 with trained Ukrainian crews joined the Ukrainian artillery family,” Reznikov said.

“Panzerhaubitze 2000 are finally part of 155 mm howitzer arsenal of the Ukrainian artillery. I appreciate all efforts of my colleague 🇩🇪 #DefMin Christine Lambrecht in support of 🇺🇦. In a tweet, our artillerymen will bring the heat to the battlefield 🔥🔥🔥!” he said.