(RT) Berlin has approved the delivery of 2,700 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion, German media have claimed. According to the DPA news agency, the weapons in question are Soviet-designed ‘Strela’ missiles from the stockpiles of the former East German army.
Unlike the US and the UK, up until February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, Germany had consistently refused to provide the eastern European nation with lethal weapons. However, Berlin changed its position following Moscow’s military offensive.
On top of the cited anti-aircraft missiles, Germany’s defense ministry is preparing further shipments of weapons to Ukraine, DPA has also reported.