Contents tagged with Germany

  • Germany sentences businessman to nearly seven years for illegally supplying drone components to Russia

    The Stuttgart Higher Regional Court has sentenced a former businessman from the Saar region to six years and nine months in prison for illegally supplying drone components to Russia. [Materials supplied by the defendant have found military applications, the court noted on Wednesday, July 17.

    The businessman's wife, from the Baden-Wurttemberg region, was handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence for aiding her husband. The court's decision was in line with the Federal Prosecutor's requests. …

  • Germany's covert military support: tanks and air defence systems sent to Ukraine

    Germany covertly delivered a significant consignment of military aid to Ukraine this summer, comprising dozens of pieces of armoured vehicles, according to Merkur.

    It is claimed that Berlin, from late June to early July, "practically secretly and unnoticed," sent Kyiv another large military package for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The shipment included 39 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, supplied by Germany's defence industry and the Bundeswehr.

    Specifically, last week Ukraine received …

  • Germany crafts comprehensive troop deployment strategy in response to potential Russian aggression

    Germany is formulating a plan to deploy troops in the event of a Russian attack. Up to 800,000 military personnel and more than 200,000 units of equipment may need to be transported through Germany to Eastern Europe.

    As part of the "Operational Plan Germany" (OPLAN DEU), the Bundeswehr, in collaboration with NATO allies, is devising a scheme to move troops towards Eastern Europe should Russia launch a military attack on the Alliance, reports DW.

    According to Der Spiegel, in the event of an RF …

  • Russia condemns US decision to deploy long-range missiles in Germany, warns of military response

    The Russian Foreign Ministry regards the deployment of Tomahawk cruise missiles and other long-range US weapons in Germany as a "link in the escalation chain", said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

    "I believe this is simply a link in the escalation chain, one of the intimidation elements that today forms a major part of NATO and the US's strategy towards Russia. Our response will be calm and professional. The military, without a doubt, have already taken this message into …

  • Germany delivers third Patriot air defence system to Ukraine

    Germany has delivered its third Patriot air defence system to Ukraine, as confirmed by the German Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Jäger. In a statement on social platform X, he emphasized that the Patriot system will provide crucial protection for Ukrainians and critical infrastructure against Russian air attacks.

    Ambassador Jäger also mentioned that Ukrainian crews have undergone successful training on the Patriot system in Germany. This preparation is vital for the effective deployment and …

  • Berlin factory fire allegedly caused by Russian sabotage

    In one of the largest fires in Berlin in recent history, a blaze that broke out in early May this year may have been an act of Russian sabotage, reported the Russian-language edition of the German tabloid BILD on its Telegram channel.

    The media outlet reminded its audience of last month's fire at the Diehl Metall Applications metallurgical plant, which produced a cloud of toxic smoke over part of the city.

    The Diehl conglomerate manufactures Iris-T air defense systems for Ukraine. However, …

  • Germany donates a quarter of its Patriot systems to strengthen Ukraine's air defence

    Germany has launched an initiative to strengthen Ukraine's air defence, which has seen some success but still has room for improvement. According to Ukrinform , German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius made the announcement ahead of a meeting of NATO defence ministers.

    "We will deliver a third Patriot system to Ukraine. Thus, Germany is providing Ukraine with a total of three systems... This represents a quarter of our own stocks, so we can't provide any more," said the minister.

    He expressed …

  • Norway to supply $45 million worth of mortar ammunition to Ukraine

    The Norwegian government has announced that it will donate mortar ammunition worth over $45 million to Ukraine. These mortars have a range of 5-6 km.

    Following discussions with the Norwegian Armed Forces regarding Oslo's capacity to provide additional aid to Ukraine in its efforts to counter Russian aggression, Norway's Defence Minister announced that his country will supply 81-mm mortar ammunition valued at around 480 million Norwegian kroner (over $45 million), according to a government …

  • Macron pushes for coalition to train Ukrainian soldiers amidst German reluctance

    French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to form a coalition of countries to send Western military instructors to Ukraine, reports Welt am Sonntag, citing diplomatic sources in Brussels. However, Germany remains on the sidelines of this initiative.

    Last week, Chief of the General Staff of the French Armed Forces Thierry Burkhard sent a letter to the governments of the United States and several European countries inviting them to participate in a training mission in Ukraine as part of a …

  • Germany greenlights use of German-supplied weapons by Ukraine on Russian territory

    The German government has authorised Ukraine to use the weapons supplied by Germany to strike targets on Russian territory, announced government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit. "In close coordination with our closest allies and through constant dialogue with the Ukrainian government, we are continually adjusting our support in alignment with the unfolding military developments," he said.

    According to Hebestreit, Ukraine has faced attacks in recent weeks, particularly in the Kharkiv region, …