Thus, the Baltic country wants to “create a precedent so that other countries have no excuse for which they cannot provide Ukraine with the necessary weapons,” said the ambassador.
We are talking about “dozens” of FH-70 155mm and D-30 122mm howitzers, and Kyiv will also receive 155mm shells and Carl Gustaf M2 anti-tank grenade launchers from Estonia, the report says.
It should be noted that the cost of the military assistance package is 113 million euros, and the total military assistance to Ukraine is more than 1% of Estonia’s GDP.
According to open sources, the FH70 is a towed self-propelled howitzer jointly developed by Germany, Great Britain, and Italy in the late 1960s. The gun was put into service in 1976. As of 2019, Estonia had just over 20 of these shells.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine use weapons of the 155 mm “NATO” caliber, including to shell the cities of Donbass and the liberated territories, residential areas, educational institutions, hospitals and temples come under fire, civilians are killed.