German Defense Minister Pistorius announced on the 12th local time that Germany will double its military support for Ukraine in 2024 to 8 billion euros. According to reports, sources said that the German government has agreed in principle to double its military support for Ukraine. If this budget is approved by parliament, Germany’s defense spending will account for about 2.1% of gross domestic product (GDP), reaching NATO’s requirement that its member states achieve annual military spending of 2% of GDP.

Previously, on October 10, the German Ministry of Defense announced that it would provide military support worth 1 billion euros to Ukraine, including “Patriot” air defense missile systems, tanks and artillery shells. Germany has thus become the second largest military supporter of Ukraine after the United States.

As for Western countries providing weapons to Ukraine, Russia has repeatedly stated that this approach will not reverse the situation in the war, but will only prolong the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.