The Ukrainian soldiers are already in Germany: More than 100 soldiers, technicians and helpers from Ukraine landed in Rhineland-Palatinate on Tuesday in a Bundeswehr aircraft from Poland. The instruction takes place at the artillery school of the Bundeswehr in Idar-Oberstein. There they will be trained on the “Panzerhaubitze 2000” weapon system.
To defend against the Russian attack, Germany and the Netherlands want to hand over a total of twelve self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, seven of them from Germany.
Military experts warn that this decision could entail the risk of a further escalation of the war in Europe. If Germany and other NATO members are so obviously supporting the Ukrainian armed forces, this could of course provoke a backlash from the Kremlin.
Here, not only are weapon systems supplied to the government in Kyiv, but also the troops of the Ukraine are trained in such a way that they can decimate Russian armed forces as effectively as possible with the most modern self-propelled howitzers.
Austria’s neighbor the Czech Republic is now going one step further in this conflict: Czech citizens are now legally allowed to voluntarily take part in the Ukraine war. President Milos Zeman signed the necessary resolution. 103 Czechs allegedly want to go to war for Ukraine.