25 May 2023

  • The United States plans to announce up to $300 million worth of military aid for Ukraine comprised mainly of ammunition. (source)
  • The Pentagon continues to work its way through an accounting error that overstated the value of past aid, an error that may lead the way for more weapons being sent to Ukraine. (source)
  • The members of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which meets in Germany’s Ramstein Air Base, pledged to provide $65 billion of military aid to Ukraine, (source)
  • Lithuania's next package of assistance announced at Ramstein meeting would provide to Ukraine drone jamming equipment, ammunition, military rations, and other types of assistance. (source)
  • Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence of Canada and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, participated via video link in the twelfth Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting. During the meeting Canada announced additional assistance to Ukraine: new military trainers for military medics and officers in Poland to train Ukrainians and 43 AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Delivery of small arms and ammunition pledged in April is in progress and will be in Ukraine "by the summer". (source)

24 May 2023

  • Germany’s request to buy 25 mothballed Swiss Leopard 2 tanks, intended to make up for stocks it’s sending to Ukraine, won the support of Switzerland’s government. (source)
  • Finland said it would provide Ukraine with 109 million euros ($117 million) in additional military equipment to include anti-aircraft weapons and ammunition. The details of the aid would not be disclosed “for operational reasons and in order to ensure the safe delivery of assistance.” The Finland's total military assistance to Ukraine will become 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion). (source)

23 May 2023

  • Germany has significantly increased their list of military help to Ukraine in planning or execution phase. It includes

    • 110 Leopard 1 tanks
    • 20 Marder IFVs
    • 4 IRIS-T air defense systems with 12 launchers
    • 18 self-propelled anti-air GEPARD guns
    • anti-air rockets and ammunition
    • a variety of reconnaissance, military engineer and transport systems
    • artillery and tank shells
    • small arms, equipment and munitions
  • German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius criticized Hungary for blocking further military aid to Ukraine at a meeting of EU defense ministers in Brussels on May 23. Pistorius said he was "somewhat disappointed or irritated by the behavior of Hungarian friends" for blocking the aid. The move comes after Ukraine included Hungary's largest bank OTP in a list of supporters of Russia's invasion, prompting outrage from Budapest. A Hungarian government spokesman said Hungary would reject new military aid unless the OTP bank was removed from the list. (source)
  • The Europe-based unit of the US Army in charge of shipping weapons to Ukraine has sped up deliveries by 30 percent compared to the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion. (source)
  • The Netherlands is contributing €260 million to a joint purchase of 155 mm ammunition for Ukraine. (source)
  • EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on defence gathered in Brussels on May 22. The meeting addressed possibilities to accelerate the military support to Ukraine and ensure manufacturing and supply of the ammunition required. (source)

22 May 2023

  • Recent polls by SWG show the majority of Italians are in favor of military support of Ukraine. Among the most convinced supporters of military support for Ukraine are the Poles with 68% and the Spanish with 66%. (source)

21 May 2023

  • The Department of Defense announced thirty-eighth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine. It includes

    • additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
    • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds
    • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles
    • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems
    • Laser-guided rocket system munitions
    • demolition munitions
    • armored bridging systems
    • armored medical treatment vehicles
    • trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment
    • logistics support equipment
    • thermal imagery systems
    • spare parts and other field equipment
  • The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that the country will send 100 vehicles of self-defense forces and 30 thousand food rations to Ukraine (source)

20 May 2023

  • The Netherlands has cancelled an agreement to sell its F-16 to private company Draken International. Presumably, these F-16 fighters will be transferred to the needs of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (source)

19 May 2023

  • US signals to allies it won’t block their export of F-16 jets to Ukraine (source)
  • The Pentagon overestimated the value of the ammunition, missiles and other equipment it sent to Ukraine by around $3 billion, according to a Senate aide, an error that may lead the way for more weapons being sent to Kyiv for its defense against Russian forces. (source)
  • Portugal has made a decision to join the aviation coalition aimed at strengthening the Air Force of Ukraine. Dmitro Kuleba wrote in his Twitter accout that he is "Grateful for Portugal’s decision to join the aviation coalition by beginning to train Ukrainian pilots and technicians". (source)

18 May 2023

  • Norwegian Defence Minister Bjorn Arild Gram "Today we are confirming the delivery of long-range artillery and radars. Norway provides three Arthur artillery location radars and up to eight long-range rocket artillery of the MLRS type. The donations are made in close collaboration with the UK." (source)

17 May 2023

  • Britain and the Netherlands are working on an “international coalition” to help Ukraine procure F-16 fighter jets. (source)

16 May 2023

  • Ukrainian tank crews and maintainers to start training on US M1A1 Abrams in Germany soon. (source)
  • German company HENSOLDT will supply six more of its TRML-4D high-performance radars to strengthen Ukraine's air defence. As part of an order worth more than 100 million euros, the radars will be delivered in the second half of the year following the training of the Ukrainian operators. (source)

15 May 2023

  • During the meeting in Paris on May 14, 2023, the presidents of Ukraine and the French Republic made the statement in which France ensured that military support to Ukraine will continue. Ukraine will receive new military packages with constant consideration of Ukraine's most significant and unmet needs to strengthen its defense capabilities. France seeks to ensure full capacity in all areas. In the coming weeks, France will train and equip several battalions with dozens of armored vehicles and light tanks, including the AMX-10RC. In addition, France is focusing its efforts on supporting Ukraine's possible air defenses to protect its population from Russian strikes. (source)
  • The government of the UK will confirm today the further provision for Ukraine of hundreds of air defence missiles and further unmanned aerial systems, including hundreds of new long-range attack drones with a range of over 200km. (source)
  • French President Emmanuel Macron said his country has “opened the door” to training Ukrainian fighter pilots. (source)

14 May 2023

  • European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU must speed up the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. (source)

13 May 2023

  • Germany's Defense Ministry has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine in value of €2.7 billion ($2.95 billion), which will include 20 additional Marder infantry fighting vehicles, 30 Leopard 1 tanks and four IRIS-T-SLM air defense systems. (source)
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence confirms plan to order locally-made T-84 Oplot tanks (source)
  • German company Rheinmetall joins forces with Ukraine's Ukroboronprom to strengthen National Defense Industry (source)

12 May 2023

  • Britain has delivered long-range ‘Storm Shadow’ cruise missiles to Ukraine. (source)
  • The Belgian government decided to adopt a new package of support measures for Ukraine. This aid comes in a context where Ukraine is preparing its counter-offensive against Russia and where the Ukrainian population must also be supported. (source)

11 May 2023

  • The Ukrainian military has begun deploying the locally-made Bastion-2 MLRS with fast reloading system. (source)

10 May 2023

  • Petr Pavel, President of the Czech Republic, announced that Prague would transfer two 2K12 Kub air defence systems and missiles for them to Kyiv. (source)

9 May 2023

  • The United States will provide Ukraine with a $1.2 billion assistance package. The money will procure more 155 mm artillery rounds, will include additional air defense systems and munitions equipment to integrate Western air-defense launchers, missiles and radars with Ukraine's air-defense systems. This package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). (source)
  • Irish troops have started training Ukrainian armed forces in bomb disposal and demining in Cyprus. (source)
  • Former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff has warned that unless the West increases its support for Ukraine, it could get pulled into a direct conflict with Russia. (source)

8 May 2023

  • Ukraine receives Israeli Red alert missile warning radars (source)

7 May 2023

  • Turkey rejected calls from Washington to send a Russian S-400 missile defence system to Ukraine, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (source)

6 May 2023

  • The European Council agreed Friday on €1 billion ($1.1 billion) support for ammunition and missiles for Ukraine under the European Peace Facility (EPF). "The assistance measure will finance the provision to the Ukrainian Armed Forces of 155-mm-calibre artillery rounds and, if requested, missiles which will be jointly procured by EU member states from the European defence industry," it said. "Together with the previous decision to swiftly provide ammunition from existing stocks, we are committing €2 billion to this purpose, bringing the total EU military support to Ukraine to €5.6 billion," said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. (source)

5 May 2023

  • Denmark and Germany join forces to donate 80 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine. Acting Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said the tanks will be ready for use in Ukraine by June 1. (source)
  • Ukrainian soldiers already training on Leopard 1A5 tanks donated by Denmark (source)

4 May 2023

  • Belgium is preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine, according to Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. (source)

3 May 2023

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced additional security assistance for Ukraine. It includes additional ammunition for U.S.-provided HIMARS, additional howitzers, artillery and mortar rounds, and anti-armor capabilities valued at up to $300 million. (source)
  • Prime Minister Chris Hipkins: "New Zealand is significantly extending its defence commitments as well as humanitarian, legal and economic support for Ukraine as part of the ongoing international response to Russia’s illegal war of aggression". The newly announced support include instructors deployment in the EU and UK to train Ukrainian soldiers, $4 mln. for humanitarian purposes, $1.3 mln. for International Criminal Court support in ensuring legal accountability for crimes in Ukraine. (source)
  • Hudson Institute experts have long argued that the United States should equip Kyiv with a range of weapons and equipment—some of which the Biden administration has thus far withheld. These include:

    • 155mm Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICM)
    • Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD)
    • MQ-9 Reaper Drones and MQ-1C Gray Eagles
    • Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) Systems
    • M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV)
    • M198 Howitzer
    • MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS)

2 May 2023

  • Denmark announced 1.7 billion kroner ($250 million) worth of military aid to Ukraine “to support the forthcoming Ukrainian offensive,” its defence ministry said. The donation package included mine clearing vehicles, ammunition and financial support for the procurement of air defence. (source)

1 May 2023

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy emphatically stressed his support for military aid to Ukraine on Monday, blistering Russia's “killing of the children” and distancing himself from some in his party who oppose additional major U.S. aid to stave off the Russian invasion. (source)

30 April 2023

  • The Ukrainian government launched a new initiative meant to streamline and promote innovation in the development of drones and other technologies. As part of the initiative dubbed BRAVE1, the government hopes to bring state, military, and private sector developers working on defense issues together into a tech cluster that would give Ukraine a battlefield advantage. (source)
  • London is looking for long-range missiles for Ukraine (source)