GermanyDepartment of DefenseChief Pastorius arrived today without announcing his itinerary in advance.ukraineHe visited the capital Kiev to reiterate Berlin’s support for Ukraine’s resistance against Russian military aggression.
Agence France-Presse reported that Germany is the second largest supplier of military aid to Ukraine after the United States. Berlin has sought to reassure Kiev as attention turns to the war in the Middle East, raising concerns that Ukraine may receive less aid.
This is Boris Pistorius’ second visit to Kiev since taking office earlier this year. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also made a surprise visit to Ukraine yesterday to provide uninterrupted assistance from Washington.
Pastorius laid flowers on Maidan Square in the center of Kiev and said: “I have come here again, first of all to pledge continued support, but also to express our solidarity and deep connection to this place and our commitment to Too. We admire the brave, courageous and costly battle being fought.”
Pastorius can be reached by train. He is also scheduled to meet Ukraine’s Defense Minister and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the visit will also include a visit to a military training center.
This has happened when Russia is increasing its air strikes in Ukraine. Kiev is also preparing for more anticipated air strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities as the winter months approach.