Poland, one of the countries that have supported Ukraine steadfastly throughout the Russian invasion, will donate 18 AHS KRAB self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. The agreement was reportedly signed by Poland and Ukraine last May 31.

Ukraine, which had been experiencing heavy shelling from Russia, has repeatedly pleaded for more long-range rocket systems and artillery to push back the Russian forces, especially with the fighting now getting intensified in eastern Ukraine.

After the news broke out, it was also announced that Ukraine would buy more of these KRAB howitzers from Poland. According to Radio Poland, the Polish Government will sell 60 (some say 54) KRAB self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, worth some $700,000 (€650 million). The deal is reportedly Poland’s biggest export arms deal in years.

The Polish military has reportedly begun conducting training for some 100 Ukrainian soldiers to use the weapons proficiently.