Ukraine received MARS II multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) from Germany, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Monday, August 1. “The third brother of the Long Hand family, the MARS II MLRS from Germany, arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to Germany and personally to my colleague Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht for these systems. Our gunners welcome German partners,” he wrote on Twitter.
How many MLRS MARS II Ukraine received is not specified. On July 26, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced that Germany had handed over to Ukraine the promised MARS II launchers, which can be used as multiple launch rocket systems. In addition, Kyiv received three more PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, Lambrecht said.
Arms supplies from Germany
At the end of June, the German government announced list of weapons delivered to Ukraine directly. It follows from it that since the end of March, Germany has transferred to Kyiv mainly mines, fuses and hand grenades. In June, Ukraine also received seven anti-tank howitzers from Germany, originally promised to be delivered in early May.
First three Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, promised to Kyiv in early April, Ukraine received last week. In early June, it became known that Germany also intends to supply Ukraine with three MLRS MARS II.