BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin has chosen not to disclose all the weapons it has sent in support of Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Annallina Barbock said, adding that Germany would help Kyiv maintain more advanced weapons systems it might buy and train soldiers to use them.
“We have delivered Stinger anti-tank missiles and other things that we have never talked about publicly, so these deliveries can take place quickly,” she said at a press conference in Riga with her Latvian counterpart.
Asked if Germany would send its own Panzerhaubitze 2000 artillery system – which some experts say Ukraine needs to counterattack against Russian forces in the Donbass region – she said Germany will train Kyiv’s soldiers in the use and maintenance of more advanced systems that it might get from others. Allied countries or express purchase.
“If our partners deliver artillery that we can no longer provide, we will help with training and maintenance,” she said.