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Germany to send additional 12 billion euros in military support to Ukraine

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (Olaf Kosinsky/WikiCommons)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

The German government has agreed to send an additional 12 billion euros ($13 billion) worth of military support to Ukraine. The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light on March 29 for the unbudgeted expenditure. The additional funding includes 3.2 billion euros to be disbursed in 2023 and credit lines for the period between 2024 and 2032 amounting to some 8.8 billion euros. “With the money, Ukraine can directly buy armaments with the support of the German government,” three politicians representing the coalition government on the committee said in a statement.