Germany delivers 5,000 helmets to Ukraine

Military personnel are standing with machine guns on January 25, 2022 in a trench in a territory dominated by Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian militants at the forefront in Slaviano Serbusk, in the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. (Alexei Alexandrov / AP Photo)

Germany will deliver 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine at the request of the national embassy, ​​Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said in Berlin on Wednesday.

She said Germany’s standing on the side of Ukraine was a “very clear signal.”

Defense Ministry spokesman Arne Collatz said he couldn’t show the delivery timeline.

Germany refused to join allies such as the United States and Great Britain in providing weapons to Ukraine.

Collatz said Estonia’s request for permission to supply Kiev with old German howitzers is still under consideration.

Associated Press