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Selenskyj thanks Scholz for armored personnel carriers

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Telephone call with Scholz: Selenskyj thanks for armored personnel carriers

After the announced delivery of new weapons systems for his country, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj personally thanked Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) in a telephone call.

ARCHIVE – Volodymyr Zelenskyj (r), President of Ukraine, and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) come to a joint press conference. After the announced delivery of new weapon systems, Selenskyj personally thanked Scholz in a telephone call. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

“I thanked for the powerful defense package, including dozens of Marder armored personnel carriers and the Patriot system,” the president was quoted as saying in a statement from his office in Kyiv on Friday. Further cooperation to “strengthen the Ukrainian army” was also discussed.

Previously, Germany, the United States and France had promised to supply Ukraine with reconnaissance and infantry fighting vehicles to ward off the Russian invasion that has been ongoing since February last year. The Patriot anti-aircraft system is intended primarily for missile defense. The Ukrainian army is almost completely dependent on Western financial and military support for its defensive struggle. Russia had criticized the announcement as a further escalation step.

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