5 June 2023

  • A leaked document shows Iran sold ammunition to Russia for its war in Ukraine. (source)

2 June 2023

  • ‘Real Peace’ for Ukraine requires more military support, Blinken says. (source)
  • China’s envoy Li Hui says in order to achieve peace, Kyiv’s allies must ‘stop sending weapons to the battlefield’. (source)
  • The United States is seeking to secure supplies of TNT in Japan for 155mm artillery shells. Tokyo, which hosted US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin this week, has told the US government it will allow the sale of industrial TNT because the explosive is not a military-use-only product, according to AlJazeera sources. (source)
  • Defense Minister of Estonia Hanno Pevkur said that his country has arms to donate to Ukraine in the future, but the quantity and varieties are not yet known. Much will depend on Ukraine's summer progress and autumn needs. (source)

1 June 2023

  • NATO foreign ministers met in Oslo. One of the key issues under discussion was the subject of Ukrainian accession to the Alliance. (source)
  • The U.S. Army has awarded a Florida-based company a contract worth just over $118 million to supply additional German-made Gepard self-propelled 35mm anti-aircraft guns to the Ukrainian military. The Gepards in question look to be ex-Dutch variants that were then sold to Jordan around a decade ago. (source)

31 May 2023

  • The Defense Department announced the 39th PDA security assistance package for Ukraine valued at up to $300 million:

    • Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems
    • AIM-7 missiles for air defense
    • Avenger air defense systems
    • Stinger anti-aircraft systems
    • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
    • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds
    • 105mm tank ammunition
    • Precision aerial munitions
    • Zuni aircraft rockets
    • Munitions for Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • AT-4 anti-armor systems
    • Over 30 million rounds of small arms ammunition
    • Mine clearing equipment and systems
    • Demolition munitions for obstacle clearing
    • Night vision devices
    • Spare parts, generators, and other field equipment
    (source)

30 May 2023

  • Danish prime minister said that contributions to the Ukraine Fund must be increased by DKK 7.5 billion ($1.08 bln) this year and another DKK 10.4 billion ($1.49 bln.) in 2024. (source)
  • Germany boosts Ukraine's drone fleet with additional delivery of 54 Vector UAVs (source)

29 May 2023

  • Ukrainian defense minister Oleksiy Reznikov appealed to Australia to join the “tank coalition” and provide Hawkei vehicles. (source)
  • Italy is preparting a new decree for the 7th package shipment of armaments to Ukraine. This is the second one under Meloni government, just over four months after the first. The defense minister, Guido Crosetto is expected in a hearing for the provision, the content of which is classified. (source)

26 May 2023

  • Lindsey Graham, a Republican, said after meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky that US President Joe Biden should send more weapons to Ukraine in addition to the more than $35 billion of weaponry and military hardware already provided. "There can be no backing off of helping Ukraine because if we fail here, there goes Taiwan," Graham told reporters. (source)

25 May 2023

  • The United States plans to announce up to $300 million worth of military aid for Ukraine comprised mainly of ammunition. (source)
  • The Pentagon continues to work its way through an accounting error that overstated the value of past aid, an error that may lead the way for more weapons being sent to Ukraine. (source)
  • The members of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which meets in Germany’s Ramstein Air Base, pledged to provide $65 billion of military aid to Ukraine, (source)
  • Lithuania's next package of assistance announced at Ramstein meeting would provide to Ukraine drone jamming equipment, ammunition, military rations, and other types of assistance. (source)
  • Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence of Canada and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, participated via video link in the twelfth Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting. During the meeting Canada announced additional assistance to Ukraine: new military trainers for military medics and officers in Poland to train Ukrainians and 43 AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Delivery of small arms and ammunition pledged in April is in progress and will be in Ukraine "by the summer". (source)
  • Sweden’s defense minister says the Nordic country is considering whether to let Ukrainian pilots test its JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets. (source)

24 May 2023

  • Germany’s request to buy 25 mothballed Swiss Leopard 2 tanks, intended to make up for stocks it’s sending to Ukraine, won the support of Switzerland’s government. (source)
  • Finland said it would provide Ukraine with 109 million euros ($117 million) in additional military equipment to include anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition. The details of the aid would not be disclosed “for operational reasons and in order to ensure the safe delivery of assistance.” The Finland's total military assistance to Ukraine will become 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion). (source)

23 May 2023

  • Germany has significantly increased their list of military help to Ukraine in planning or execution phase. It includes

    • 110 Leopard 1 tanks
    • 20 Marder IFVs
    • 4 IRIS-T air defense systems with 12 launchers
    • 18 self-propelled anti-air GEPARD guns
    • anti-air rockets and ammunition
    • a variety of reconnaissance, military engineer and transport systems
    • artillery and tank shells
    • small arms, equipment and munitions
    (source)
  • German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius criticized Hungary for blocking further military aid to Ukraine at a meeting of EU defense ministers in Brussels on May 23. Pistorius said he was "somewhat disappointed or irritated by the behavior of Hungarian friends" for blocking the aid. The move comes after Ukraine included Hungary's largest bank OTP in a list of supporters of Russia's invasion, prompting outrage from Budapest. A Hungarian government spokesman said Hungary would reject new military aid unless the OTP bank was removed from the list. (source)
  • The Europe-based unit of the US Army in charge of shipping weapons to Ukraine has sped up deliveries by 30 percent compared to the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion. (source)
  • The Netherlands is contributing €260 million to a joint purchase of 155 mm ammunition for Ukraine. (source)
  • EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on defence gathered in Brussels on May 22. The meeting addressed possibilities to accelerate the military support to Ukraine and ensure manufacturing and supply of the ammunition required. (source)

22 May 2023

  • Recent polls by SWG show the majority of Italians are in favor of military support of Ukraine. Among the most convinced supporters of military support for Ukraine are the Poles with 68% and the Spanish with 66%. (source)

21 May 2023

  • The Department of Defense announced thirty-eighth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine. It includes

    • additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
    • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds
    • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles
    • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems
    • Laser-guided rocket system munitions
    • demolition munitions
    • armored bridging systems
    • armored medical treatment vehicles
    • trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment
    • logistics support equipment
    • thermal imagery systems
    • spare parts and other field equipment
    (source)
  • The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that the country will send 100 vehicles of self-defense forces and 30 thousand food rations to Ukraine (source)

20 May 2023

  • The Netherlands has cancelled an agreement to sell its F-16 to private company Draken International. Presumably, these F-16 fighters will be transferred to the needs of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (source)

19 May 2023

  • US signals to allies it won’t block their export of F-16 jets to Ukraine (source)
  • The Pentagon overestimated the value of the ammunition, missiles and other equipment it sent to Ukraine by around $3 billion, according to a Senate aide, an error that may lead the way for more weapons being sent to Kyiv for its defense against Russian forces. (source)
  • Portugal has made a decision to join the aviation coalition aimed at strengthening the Air Force of Ukraine. Dmitro Kuleba wrote in his Twitter accout that he is "Grateful for Portugal’s decision to join the aviation coalition by beginning to train Ukrainian pilots and technicians". (source)

18 May 2023

  • Norwegian Defence Minister Bjorn Arild Gram "Today we are confirming the delivery of long-range artillery and radars. Norway provides three Arthur artillery location radars and up to eight long-range rocket artillery of the MLRS type. The donations are made in close collaboration with the UK." (source)

17 May 2023

  • Britain and the Netherlands are working on an “international coalition” to help Ukraine procure F-16 fighter jets. (source)
  • France is considering to transfer SCALP air-to-surface missiles to Ukraine. (source)

16 May 2023

  • Ukrainian tank crews and maintainers to start training on US M1A1 Abrams in Germany soon. (source)
  • German company HENSOLDT will supply six more of its TRML-4D high-performance radars to strengthen Ukraine's air defence. As part of an order worth more than 100 million euros, the radars will be delivered in the second half of the year following the training of the Ukrainian operators. (source)

15 May 2023

  • During the meeting in Paris on May 14, 2023, the presidents of Ukraine and the French Republic made the statement in which France ensured that military support to Ukraine will continue. Ukraine will receive new military packages with constant consideration of Ukraine's most significant and unmet needs to strengthen its defense capabilities. France seeks to ensure full capacity in all areas. In the coming weeks, France will train and equip several battalions with dozens of armored vehicles and light tanks, including the AMX-10RC. In addition, France is focusing its efforts on supporting Ukraine's possible air defenses to protect its population from Russian strikes. (source)
  • The government of the UK will confirm today the further provision for Ukraine of hundreds of air defence missiles and further unmanned aerial systems, including hundreds of new long-range attack drones with a range of over 200km. (source)
  • French President Emmanuel Macron said his country has “opened the door” to training Ukrainian fighter pilots. (source)

14 May 2023

  • European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU must speed up the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. (source)

13 May 2023

  • Germany's Defense Ministry has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine in value of €2.7 billion ($2.95 billion), which will include 20 additional Marder infantry fighting vehicles, 30 Leopard 1 tanks and four IRIS-T-SLM air defense systems. (source)
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence confirms plan to order locally-made T-84 Oplot tanks (source)
  • German company Rheinmetall joins forces with Ukraine's Ukroboronprom to strengthen National Defense Industry (source)

12 May 2023

  • Britain has delivered long-range ‘Storm Shadow’ cruise missiles to Ukraine. (source)
  • The Belgian government decided to adopt a new package of support measures for Ukraine. This aid comes in a context where Ukraine is preparing its counter-offensive against Russia and where the Ukrainian population must also be supported. (source)

11 May 2023

  • The Ukrainian military has begun deploying the locally-made Bastion-2 MLRS with fast reloading system. (source)

10 May 2023

  • Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, announced that Prague would transfer two 2K12 Kub air defence systems and missiles for them to Kyiv. (source)

9 May 2023

  • The United States will provide Ukraine with a $1.2 billion assistance package. The money will procure more 155 mm artillery rounds, will include additional air defense systems and munitions equipment to integrate Western air-defense launchers, missiles and radars with Ukraine's air-defense systems. This package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). (source)
  • Irish troops have started training Ukrainian armed forces in bomb disposal and demining in Cyprus. (source)
  • Former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff has warned that unless the West increases its support for Ukraine, it could get pulled into a direct conflict with Russia. (source)

8 May 2023

  • Ukraine receives Israeli Red alert missile warning radars (source)
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