Reznikov tweeted that the Panzerhaubitze 2000 "are finally part of 155 mm howitzer arsenal of the Ukrainian artillery" and thanked his German counterpart, Christine Lambrecht.

Germany pledged last month to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, adding to five such artillery systems the Netherlands has promised.

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 is one of the most powerful artillery weapons in Bundeswehr inventories and can hit targets at a distance of 40km (25 miles).

Germany has already provided support

In addition to the recent delivery of seven howitzers, the German Defense Ministry said it had sent 14,900 anti-tank mines, 500 STINGER air-defense missiles and 2,700 anti-aircraft missiles, DW reported.

Germany had supplied Ukraine with 16 million rounds of ammunition for handguns, as well as 100,000 hand grenades, to name only some of the most notable entries on the list.

Under nonlethal supplies, Germany has already provided materials including, but not limited to, 175 vehicles (including trucks, buses and off-road vehicles), 23,000 combat helmets, 10,000 sleeping bags, 1,200 hospital beds and 100 tents.