Germany has approved the delivery of 56 infantry fighting vehicles of type Pbv 501 to Ukraine a German Defense Ministry spokesperson told CNN Friday.
The armored vehicles are stemming from the Cold War era East German army and had been sold to Sweden, then resold to the Czech Republic who will deliver them to Ukraine, according to the ministry.
According to the German war weapons control act, the Federal Security Council must approve of the export of weapons that originated from Germany at any time.
Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly described the type of vehicle that Germany has approved the delivery of to Ukraine. Germany plans to send infantry fighting vehicles.