Forty countries to hold emergency talks in Germany on bolstering defence of Ukraine.

Written by on April 26, 2022

Forty countries will hold emergency talks in Germany on Tuesday on bolstering the defence of Ukraine, which the United States Pentagon chief believes can win against Russia if given the necessary means and backing.

Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, following his visit Sunday to Kyiv said the meeting called by the US at its Ramstein airbase in southwestern Germany is focused on doing things to generate additional capability and capacity for the Ukrainian forces.

Just ahead of the talks, Germany signaled that it was ready to authorise the deliveries of tanks to Ukraine, in what would be a major switch in Berlin’s cautious policy vis-a-vis defence equipment supply for Kyiv.

Austin, accompanied by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, had met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in their first visits to Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago.

According to reports, the US is already the biggest supplier of international military aid to Ukraine.

Ameen J. Kantyok

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