Germany has delivered the first batch of Panzerhaubitze2000 self-propelled artillery units to Ukraine as part of security assistance.
This is according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikovwho announced the news on Facebook, reports Ukrinform.
“We have reinforcements! The first Panzerhaubitze2000 – German Panzerhaubitze2000 with trained Ukrainian crews joined the Ukrainian artillery family,” Reznikov wrote.
The Minister of Defense noted that this is the 6th type of 155mm artillery that strengthens the defenses of Ukraine. The Ukrainian armed forces already engage Russian troops with the following artillery types: M777, FH70, M109, AHS Krab and Caesar. “From now on, Ph2000 has joined the club,” added Reznikov.
“As always, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, will use them on the battlefield with 100% effectiveness. Of course, great acknowledgments go to our gunners, who have already become world legends,” Reznikov said.
The Defense Minister thanked the German partners for their support, adding that the Ukrainians “continue to count on its increase”.
Reznikov also noted the efforts of his counterpart, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.
As noted, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) is a German self-propelled tracked artillery installation developed in the second half of the 1990s by Munich-based Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. It is one of the best artillery installations to date. The PzH 2000 can hit targets at a distance of over 30 km with standard projectiles.
Photo: Oleksii Reznikov, FB