Germany's military budget will be increased to 2 billion euros

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner has confirmed the government's plans to increase the country's military budget to 2 billion euros to help Ukraine.

The politician announced this on his official Twitter page on Friday.

"Media reports are true: the additional budget has increased aid to strengthen the military by 2 billion euros. Most of the money will go to Ukraine. The chancellor (Olaf Scholz) has long been demanding this," Lindner said in a post.

Earlier, Reuters quoted a source in the German government as saying that Scholz was planning to increase the country's military budget by 2 billion euros, mainly to help Ukraine. The chancellor plans to spend an additional 2 billion euros on new military equipment, mainly to help Kiev.