Belgium wants to supply additional anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine

Belgium wants to supply additional anti-tank and anti-aircraft artillery to the Ukrainian armed forces, Belgian Defence minister Ludivine Dedonder said on the eve of a crucial meeting of the Ukraine Contact Group in Ramstein, Germany.

That meeting will be attended by defence ministers and chiefs of defence from around the world, and is meant to coordinate further aid to Kyiv as the Russian army throws its troops into battle in the eastern city of Bakhut. On Thursday, Ukraine called on its Western allies to “significantly increase” their arms supplies in order to confront the Russian army.

Current Belgian support, not counting the anti-tank and anti-aircraft equipment mentioned on Thursday, already amounts to €90 million, minister Dedonder said. The issue will be discussed at Friday's Council of Ministers meeting.



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