Ramstein 6 key takeaways

October 13,2022 1178
Ramstein 6 key takeaways

After Russia’s barbaric missile attack on Ukrainian cities at the beginning of the week, representatives of almost 50 NATO member states and allies gathered yesterday in Brussels for the 6th meeting of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group – “Ramstein 6”.

The Allies once again reaffirmed their consistent support for Ukraine and decided to help promptly close the skies above the country. Thus, they will direct their efforts in the near future to the supply of air defense and missile defense systems, as well as artillery systems and ammunition for them.

Here is a summary of the main results of the meeting:

  • The US announced the delivery of two more NASAMS air defense systems. They will arrive in Ukraine in the near future.
  • Germany, in cooperation with Denmark and Norway, will provide Ukraine with 16 Zuzana self-propelled guns. In the coming weeks, Germany will transfer another batch of weapons to Ukraine: Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled guns and Mars-2 multiple rocket launchers.
  • France has promised to supply Ukraine with three LRU MLRS (modernized M270).
  • The Netherlands will provide missiles for air defense systems, worth $15 million, to Ukraine.
  • Canada announced an additional $47 million aid package, which will include artillery shells, winter uniforms and equipment, drone cameras, and satellite communications equipment.
  • Within a few weeks, France will transfer to Ukraine an additional batch of self-propelled guns, radars, and air defense systems, including six Caesar self-propelled guns. France will also transfer Crotale short-range anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, which are used to intercept missiles and aircraft at low altitudes.
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