The comprehensive German news agency, "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and other German media reported on March 3 that the German authorities have approved the latest military assistance plan for Ukraine and will provide Ukraine with 2,700 Soviet-made "Needle" man-portable air defense missiles.
German media said that last week, the German authorities changed their attitude towards the Ukraine issue, decided to provide Ukraine with 1,000 anti-tank missiles and 500 "Stinger" man-portable air defense missiles, and approved the Netherlands and Estonia to provide Ukraine with German-made or German-made air defense missiles. Weapons and equipment using German technology.
According to reports, the German authorities plan to provide Ukraine with more weapons and equipment and decided to provide it with 2,700 "Needle" missiles. These Soviet-made missiles came from the sealed weapons and ammunition depots that originally belonged to the GDR.