In a move signaling staunch solidarity with Ukraine amidst its ongoing conflict with Russia, Germany recently announced a significant boost in military aid of an additional 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion).

This substantial support package includes four additional IRIS-T SLM air defense systems alongside artillery ammunition.

The announcement came following discussions between German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius and his Ukrainian counterpart Rustem Umerov during Pistorius’s visit to Kyiv.

Germany’s commitment to bolstering Ukraine’s defense stands out as it becomes the second-largest contributor of military equipment to the embattled nation.

Pistorius’s visit, marking his second since assuming office at the start of the year, underlines Germany’s continued efforts to reinforce Ukraine’s capabilities in the face of ongoing conflict.