At the Ramstein meeting, the countries announced new ways of support that could change the rules of the game in Russia’s war against Ukraine.
This was announced by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov on Facebook on May 24.
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“I am optimistic that I can repeat the assessment given by another great friend of Ukraine, Minister Lloyd Austin III: at today’s meeting the countries announced new ways of support that could be game changing in this war.”– he wrote.
The Defense Minister said that Ukraine had received confirmation that the coastal defense had been strengthened. According to him, other pleasant surprises that will strengthen the power of the Ukrainian army were also discussed.
“I hope that at the next meeting in June I will be able to report to colleagues on the results of the use of weapons, which was discussed at the meeting on May 23. Yes, among other things, we have already received confirmation of strengthening our coastal defense. These include launchers and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The solution was found through the combined efforts of several of our partner countries. There were also other pleasant surprises that will strengthen the power of the Ukrainian army and will be unpleasant for the enemy. But about this – later “– Reznikov noted.
The minister also said that he had a conversation with German Federal Minister Christine Lambrecht last week. Among other things, the transfer of Gepard armored vehicles was discussed.
According to him, all participants in the meeting expressed unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia.
It will be recalled that the meeting at the German air base Ramstein took place the day before in online format.
On May 21, US President Joe Biden signed a law to provide Ukraine with $ 40 billion in military and humanitarian support.