Espreso. Global

German aid package for Ukraine: EUR 400 million - how much is this in rounds?

19 September, 2023 Tuesday
16:30

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius says that the new EUR 400 million aid package for Ukraine will include ammunition, demining equipment, power generators and clothing

Boris Pistorius made the statement in an interview with the German news agency Bild.

“We are supplying additional ammunition: explosive ammunition, mortar ammunition, mine rockets. But we also have our eye on the approaching winter: We will send clothing, but also electricity and heat generators. In total, the package will be worth 400 million euros” he said in the interview.

According to Defense Express, the current focus in military aid is shifting toward ammunition. The transfer of armored vehicles may only involve the already disclosed additional Marder and Leopard 1 tanks. Though the exact allocation for ammunition isn't clear, if assumed that it's 75% of the cost, i.e., EUR 300 million, that translates to a substantial quantity of ammunition.

For instance, the export price of 155-mm rounds produced by Expal Systems SA (now part of Rheinmetall) was EUR 3,300 per round in December 2022. Even if this order was placed at a peak cost, it means that with half the budget of the new aid package, 90,000 rounds of 155-mm ammunition could be procured.

Considering that the aid package also includes mortar shells, rocket-assisted projectiles, and various artillery beyond 155-mm caliber, it's challenging to calculate the total quantity of ammunition included in the package.

Germany’s assistance to Ukraine

Germany has been providing military assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale war. In particular, Ukrainian soldiers are receiving German armored vehicles, including Leopard 2 tanks and Marder infantry fighting vehicles.

On March 24, Germany handed over machine guns, engineering vehicles, and anti-drone systems to Ukraine.

Already in April, the country sent another military aid package to Ukraine, which included trucks, reconnaissance drones, and ammunition.

On May 14, Germany announced a new EUR 2.7 billion aid package for Ukraine, which included 4 IRIS-T-SLM anti-aircraft missile systems, 30 Leopard tanks, and 20 Marder infantry fighting vehicles. On May 23, the country handed over a TRML-4D air defense radar, Vector reconnaissance drones, and more.

Later, the German Ministry of Defense ordered 20 Marder infantry fighting vehicles for Ukraine from Rheinmetall. The infantry fighting vehicles are likely to be delivered to the country by the end of July.

Also in June, Germany announced its intention to provide Ukraine with EUR 381 million in humanitarian aid.

On July 13, Germany handed over Gepard anti-aircraft guns and fire control stations for IRIS-T to Ukraine.

On July 21, Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine, which for the first time includes Leopard tanks, machine guns, artillery shells, and other necessary weapons.

On August 17, Ukraine received another package of military aid from Germany, which includes IRIS-T air defense systems.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
1 March
21:55
Review
Victorious news on 737th day of war: destroyed Russian equipment near Synkivka, explosions in Crimea
21:40
OPINION
Putin is too old to build regime 2.0
21:20
Ukrainian soldiers target elite Russian assault group in Avdiivka sector
20:58
Russian army tries to break through Ukraine's defense 25 times in Novopavlivka sector
20:36
Exclusive
France destroys Putin's 'red lines' - analyst of National Institute for Strategic Studies
20:12
Ukraine's army shoots down 228 UAVs in February, including 116 Lancets
19:42
Netherlands announces new military aid package for Ukraine: what it includes
19:20
Exclusive
Navalny's murder might motivate resistance, radicalise protests in Russia — sociologist Eidman
18:57
NATO: Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons is psychological intimidation
18:35
Russian missiles attacks Donetsk region, injuring civilians, damaging police station, hospital, kindergartens
18:14
Ukraine, Netherlands sign security agreement: what does it provide for?
17:50
Exclusive
Map of fighting in Marinka sector
Under heavy fire: Ukrainian officer on situation in Marinka sector
17:25
Frozen Russian assets won't replace US aid to Ukraine - Treasury Secretary Yellen
17:00
Exclusive
Why Scholz is hesitant to transfer Taurus to Ukraine?
16:40
Russian troops bomb residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia region, killing civilian man
16:20
Exclusive
Measuring temperature in chamber: diplomat on China's special envoy's trip to number of countries
16:00
Russia holds significant ammunition advantage, increases artillery shelling in Avdiivka direction
15:40
OPINION
Transnistria: Where there is a trace of Russia, there is war
15:25
Russia makes "powerful breakthrough" to Chasiv Yar to open way to 3 more localities - Khortytsia group of troops
15:07
British intelligence assesses level and prospects of Russian military industry
14:40
Exclusive
Red lines are blurring: military expert Zgurets on possible deployment of NATO troops to Ukraine
14:20
Transition to F-16 not swift, but Ukraine making every effort – Air Force
14:00
Ukraine's Intelligence attacks Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system in Belgorod region
13:40
Umerov approves action plan to implement cooperation program with NATO for 2024
13:20
OPINION
Putin's message: whom was the dictator addressing?
13:00
Russian pilots feel they are in the sights — Ukraine's Air Force Spokesman Ihnat 
12:40
OSCE launches "Moscow mechanism" to document Russian war crimes
12:25
IL-76 crash: Russia says it's willing to return bodies to Ukraine; Ukraine responds
12:05
Britain urges Germany to send Taurus missiles to Ukraine - Bloomberg
11:45
Japan extends sanctions against Russian companies and individuals
11:27
Review
Does CIA have any bases in Ukraine and what was the purpose of its director's visit? Serhiy Zgurets's column
11:05
Polish farmers fail to provide evidence of Ukrainian grain returning from Lithuania to Poland 
10:47
Updated
Russian media claim attempted UAV attack on defense plant in Nizhny Novgorod region
10:30
No one in Europe is going to send troops to Ukraine - Czech Prime Minister
10:15
Russia loses 3 aircraft, 36 artillery systems and 920 troops in Ukraine overnight — General Staff
09:55
Russia transports its agricultural goods through Belarus to Poland — UP
09:35
Exclusive
Ukrainian forces transform Synkivka into graveyard for Russian equipment — Kupyansk Military Administration
2024, Thursday
29 February
22:10
OPINION
Putin's messages of war: Vitaliy Portnikov's column
21:57
Review
Victorious news on 736th day of war: Ukrainian forces down 3 Russian aircraft, target Russian soldiers in Bakhmut sector
21:40
Russia attacks 22 times in Avdiivka, Novopavlivka directions in one day — General Staff
More news