Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,das Bundesministerium der Verteidigung weist darauf hin, dass ab sofort über den nachfolgend angehängten Link Informationen zum Thema: Pressestatement von Bundesministerin der Verteidigung Christine Lambrecht im Nachgang zur Ukraine Defence Contact Group (sog. Ramstein-Format) abgerufen werden können.
Weiterhin erhalten Sie folgendes Joint Statement:
Joint statement of the United States Department of Defense, the Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom
The United States, United Kingdom, and Germany are committed to supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s unprovoked invasion. Russia has shifted the focus of its combat operations to the Donbas region, where it is engaging in a systematic long-range rocket and artillery barrage against defensive Ukrainian military positions and civilian infrastructure alike. In order to enable Ukraine to continue defending its citizens and sovereign territory, the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany have committed to provide Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) with Guided MLRS rockets. Ukraine has specifically requested this capability, which will allow the Ukrainian Armed Forces to engage the invading force with accurate fire at ranges of approximately 70 kilometers. The United States announced on June 1 that it would provide four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and GMLRSGuided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions. On June 6, the United Kingdom announced it would donate M270 MLRS launchers with GMLRSGuided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions. And today, at the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Brussels, Belgium, Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht announced that Germany would also transfer three M270 Mittleres Artillerie Raketen System (MARS) launchers and GMLRSGuided Multiple Launch Rocket System ammunition from Bundeswehr stocks. The transfer of these MLRS systems, and the associated training our three countries will provide to Ukrainian operators, will have a swift and significant battlefield impact. The necessary training has already begun on the U.S. HIMARS and UK M270 systems, and training on the German MARS launchers will begin very soon so the systems and their Ukrainian crews can be deployed this summer.