Several nations have joined NATO to provide armament support for invaded Ukraine.

With latest development showing Russian troops progress towards Kyiv, Germany has announced its supply of 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger surface-to-air missiles from Bundeswehr stocks to Ukraine.

Berlin’s decision to provide weapon support comes as a shocking news due to a previous standing policy that banned weapon supports to zone of conflicts.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz highlighted the need to provide what is needed for Ukraine to defend itself against Russian military surge.

“The Russian invasion of Ukraine marks a turning point. It is our duty to do our best to support Ukraine in defending itself against Putin’s invading army,” Scholz said.

Germany u-turn on its own policy also incurred appreciation from the Ukrainian government and has been welcomed by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Germany has just announced the provision of anti-tank grenade launchers and Stinger missiles to Ukraine. Keep it up, Chancellor Olaf Scholz!” Zelensky tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands defence ministry have announced its provision of weaponry comprising of 50 Panzerfaust-3 anti-tank weapons and 400 rockets for Ukraine.

This was contained in a letter to Parliament. The Dutch country will also seek to send a Patriot air defence system to battle group of NATO in Slovakia. This will be done as a joint venture with Germany.

Other Western allies including the United States have continued to send troops and other forms of military support; with Washington gearing up to provide added assistance in the coming days.

Warfare equipments worth $350 million from Washington will be made available to Ukrainian forces. This was revealed by Antony Blinken – the United States Secretary of State.

“This package will include further lethal defensive assistance to help Ukraine address the armoured, airborne, and other threats it is now facing,” he said.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky had rejected an evacuation offer from the United States; calling for ammunition support rather than a ride out of the invaded country.

Zelensky’s statements which have been lauded by many around the world, also incurred a tweet from the Ukraine embassy in Britain on Saturday.

“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” the embassy quoted President Zelensky and added that “Ukrainians are proud of their President.”

The President also posted a video on Twitter reiterating his stance; saying, “we are not putting down arms.”

According to a U.S State Department spokesperson, the Ukraine president has been dubbed a prime target for Russian aggression.

Zelensky also confirmed such words by saying that Russia had named him as the prime target; and his family as second in line.

The 44-year-old however declared that he nor any memebr of his family will flee from the country’s capital.

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