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Germany Agrees to Send Howitzers to Ukraine as Relations Thaw

A Bundeswehr PzH 2000 howitzer.
A Bundeswehr PzH 2000 howitzer.Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany agreed to deliver seven rapid-fire artillery systems to Ukraine to shore up the country’s efforts to fend off Russian forces as relations between the two countries thaw following a diplomatic spat. 

The government will send the PzH 2000 and train Ukrainian soldiers on the self-propelled, armored howitzer, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Friday during a visit to Slovakia.