Moscow, January 21 – Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that some military aid packages at the Ramstein meeting were agreed “behind closed doors”, most of them related to the provision of air defense equipment, TV channel 5.ua reported on Saturday.
On Friday, January 20, a meeting of the contact group on support for Ukraine from NATO countries and its allies took place at the US air base Ramstein in Germany, where further assistance was discussed.
“Some military aid packages were announced behind closed doors. A large part of the discussions related to strengthening Ukraine’s air defense,” Reznikov was quoted as saying by the Telegram channel.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, noted that the injection of weapons into Ukraine from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.