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A group 11 European countries has pledged to send more arms to Ukraine during its war with Russia. They said they would send main battle tank, heavy artillery and infantry fighting vehicle.

The statement was called the Tallinn Pledge by the countries from Estonia. They said that they would encourage other allies to join the package at a Ramstein, Germany meeting.

These 11 countries were Estonia, Britain (Poland), Latvia, Lithuania and Danemark, as well as Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Slovakia, and the Netherlands.

Here are some highlights from the statement which lists the planned and existing contributions of certain nations to the group.


Denmark will continue to train Ukrainian troops, including the UK-led Operation INTERFLEX. Nearly 600 million euros worth of military aid has been donated or funded by Denmark. In close collaboration with allies, weapons donations and military support will continue to be provided in line with Ukrainian needs.


Czech Republic stated that it was working with its defense industry to increase production capacity to provide more support, particularly in large calibre ammunition and howitzers. Maintenance of equipment already delivered will be a key component.


The Estonian package includes dozens of 155mm FH-70 howitzers and 122mm D-30 howitzers. There are also thousands of rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, support vehicles, and hundreds of Carl-Gustaf M2 anti-tank rocket launchers with ammunition. In 2023, hundreds of Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel will continue to receive basic and specialist training from Estonia.



Latvia is currently preparing new donations that include additional tens or more man-portable air defense systems (Stinger), additional air-defence components, two M-17 helicopters as well as a number of UAVs and spare parts to M109 howitzers. Latvia plans to train approximately 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers in 2023 from basic infantry training to specialised classes.


The new package from Lithuania includes dozens of L-70 anti-aircraft guns, tens of thousand of ammunition, and two Mi-8 Helicopters with a total replacement cost of 85 million euros. Lithuania will spend 40 million euros in 2023 to procure weapons and equipment that will be used to support Ukraine's military. These funds will be used to purchase anti-drones and optics as well as thermo-visual devices, drones, and thermo-visual devices. To finance heavy weaponry acquisitions projects, such as artillery systems, ammunition, direct fire platforms, or armoured fighting vehicle, 2 million euros will also be transferred to UK International Fund. The package's total value is 125 millions euros.


The new Polish package includes S-60 anti-aircraft guns and 70,000 pieces ammunition. Poland already has donated 42 infantry fighting vehicles and a training package for two mechanized battalions. Poland continues to supply Ukraine with 155mm KRAB howitzers. Poland is also willing to donate 1,000 ammunition-filled Leopard 2 tanks.


Slovakia will not only donate heavy equipment, but it will also continue to engage in intensive negotiations with its allies to obtain additional equipment donations. The current focus is on main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles as well as air defense systems. The plan also includes an increase in production of howitzers and demining equipment, as well as ammunition. Details are being worked out based upon exchanges with allies or partners.


The accelerated package for Britain includes a Squadron of Challenger 2 tanks, armoured recovery vehicles and repair vehicles, AS90 self propelled 155mm guns and hundreds of additional armoured and protected vehicle types. It also includes a manoeuvre support package which includes minefield breaching capabilities and bridging capabilities, uncrewed aerial support systems for Ukrainian artillery, and 100,000 more artillery rounds. The package also includes 600 Brimstone antitank munitions, 600 Brimstone rockets, Starstreak and medium-range air defense missiles, and hundreds of more advanced missiles such as GMLRS rockets and Starstreak missiles. With 9 International partners, the package includes continuing training and junior leadership in Britain. The aim is to train approximately 20,000 more personnel by 2023.

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