Germany and the United States will send armored vehicles to Ukraine, the leaders of the two countries said in a joint statement.


The announcement came after a phone call between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Joe Biden on Thursday.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked for the vehicles to significantly increase his military's firepower in the ongoing war with Russia.


The US would provide Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, while Germany would supply Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles, the two nations said.


Germany would also send a Patriot missile system, following Washington's donation last month, to help repel Russian missile and drone attacks.