Germany will provide €7B in military aid, and France will transfer 40 SCALP missiles and agrees on security guarantees.
US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz held a phone conversation on January 16 to discuss further support for Ukraine.
“Germany will provide more than €7B in military goods in 2024,” Scholz emphasized.
Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he will visit Ukraine in February. The French leader also announced the delivery of 40 long-range SCALP missiles and several hundred bombs to Ukraine in the coming weeks. Macron added that he was working with Kyiv on a bilateral agreement on security guarantees, noting that the deal should be signed in a few weeks.
“I will go myself to Ukraine in February and finalize these texts. The supply of ammunition, which I spoke about, will also begin,” he noted.
France has already delivered about 50 SCALP missiles, each with a range of about 250 km, which is three times as far as Ukraine’s existing missile capacities.