Germany to train Ukraine on artillery system

AP , Wednesday 11 May 2022

The German army says it has begun training Ukrainian soldiers to use a powerful artillery system that Germany and the Netherlands plan to supply to Ukraine.

Panzerhaubitze 2000
A tank with mounted howitzers ( Panzerhaubitze 2000 ) of the German armed forces Bundeswehr drives to be loaded onto a heavy-duty transporter in the Hindenburg barracks in Munster, northern Germany, 14, 2022. AFP

The Defense Ministry said 18 crews are being trained to use the Panzerhaubitze 2000, an advanced, self-propelled howitzer.

``This is a clear sign of our solidarity,'' the ministry said. ``But Germany won't become a party to the conflict because of the training or delivery'' of the howitzers.

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